The sugar epidemic in America has reached deadly proportions with the average person’s intake of this substance now averaging more than 100 pounds annually. Sugar addiction has been linked to … Continue Reading Researchers discover & map a new gut-to-brain sugar pathway.
This is the sixth year running in the popular Top 10 Healthinnovations series, a list of the most viewed articles for the year on the Healthinnovations site. This is where … Continue Reading The Top 10 Healthinnovations of 2019.
Obesity and its associated illness type 2 diabetes (T2D) have reached epidemic proportions worldwide. Increased food intake and lack of exercise are two main contributing factors, with past research firmly … Continue Reading Specific microbiota identified which prevents obesity.
At the inception of human evolution, a symbiotic bacterial parasite was acquired and incorporated as part of the body, a million years on this parasite is now known as our … Continue Reading Orally-ingestible pill tests the microbiome at any stage of the gastrointestinal tract.
In a crucial partnership dictating the lifelong habits and health of offspring, pregnancy is accompanied by alterations in the microbiome, bacteria living inside and on the body to aid in … Continue Reading Microbiota senses pregnancy, helps baby develop.
The microbiota is a diverse bacterial microorganism living in and on all mammals whose metabolic product provides balance, immunity and, in some cases, disease to the host’s body. Therefore, it … Continue Reading Microbiome activity revealed in unprecedented detail by tRNA sequencing.
Highly painful in nature, inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) consisting of Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis are caused by dysregulation of the immune system leading to intestinal inflammation and microbial changes. Numerous … Continue Reading Metabolite produced by gut microbiota from pomegranates reduces inflammatory bowel disease.
According to Marketdata LLC, the U.S. weight-loss market was estimated to be worth an incredible $68.2 billion in 2017 alone. However, despite the amount of money spent on weight-loss, nearly … Continue Reading Weight-loss success linked to regions of the brain regulating self-control.
There has been a conspicuous increase in life-threatening food allergies in societies adopting or hosting Western-based culture. One hypothesis to explain this rising morbidity in a highly specific demographic is … Continue Reading Gut microbes from healthy infants block milk allergy development in mice.
Saturated fat in red meat has long been linked to a raised risk of heart disease, with TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide), a gut microbiota-generated metabolite, also linked to the pathogenesis of … Continue Reading Chronic red meat consumption alters gut microbiota, raises heart disease risk.
Trillions of symbiotic microorganisms have evolved with and continue to live on and within human beings. Paired with other tiny organisms like viruses and fungi, they make up what’s known … Continue Reading Gut microbiota contributes to Type 2 diabetes.
The enteric nervous system (ENS) is known as the second brain, or the brain in the gut, due to the fact it can operate independently of the central nervous system … Continue Reading Study identifies previously unknown neuronal activity in the gut.
For some people, it is a daily battle to keep their weight down, with them struggling and failing to cut down the amount of food they eat. Many studies have … Continue Reading Researchers show how to shut off hunger craving.
Neurons in an area of the brain known as the hypothalamus control how much an animal eats, however, it is not clear what role the brain’s immune cells, known as … Continue Reading Astrocytes shown to regulate how much we eat.
Genetically-coded brain circuits can switch feeding and drinking behaviours on and off in mice.
The role of egg consumption in the risk of stroke and coronary heart disease has come under scrutiny over many years. Since eggs are a major source of dietary cholesterol, … Continue Reading Eating one egg per day associated with a 12% reduced risk of stroke.