Bacteria from the environment, mainly from the mother, colonise the infant gut
immediately following birth.
There are more than 3 millions microbial genes in our gut
microbiota, which is 150 times more genes than in the human genome.
The big question now is whether the changes in gut
bacteria can affect the development of type 2 diabetes or whether the changes simply reflect that the person is suffering from type 2 diabetes.
This research puts into perspective the complexity of the effects normal gut
bacteria can have on the health of an individual.
So where do gut
feelings come from and should we trust them?
Eating a varied diet is one way to a have a happy gut
is the largest sensory organ in the body, and has the second biggest collection of nerves, after the brain,' says Giulia Enders, author of Gut
: The Inside Story Of Our Body's Most Underrated Organ.
Gareau uses specialized breeds of mice, and also mice that have been bred and raised to be germ free, to observe the effect of manipulation of the gut
microbiome on behavior.
HOUSES an internal compass, but could it also hold the key to health?
WE already know that a healthy gut
is the key to digestive well-being, which is why millions of us slurp yoghurt every day and take probiotics.
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Humans have evolved a less diverse mix of gut
microbes than great apes have.
Influence of Panax ginseng on obesity and gut
microbiota in obese middle-aged Korean women.
ENTEROME Bioscience SA, a pioneer in the development of innovative disease management solutions based on a deep understanding of the gut
microbiome, and with a strong focus on liver diseases, highlights the advanced online publication in Nature(ref.
Vanderbilt University investigators have found bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut
inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat diet in mice.