Jesús Garcia-Gil

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Dysbiosis gut microbiota associated with inflammation and impaired mucosal immune function in intestine of humans with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Abstract<p>Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has recently been considered to be under the influence of the gut microbiota, which might exert …

Medical Research

Why doctors are swiping C-section babies with their mom's microbiome

Are babies that are born by caesarean section at a disadvantage when it comes to future health risks? And can doctors do anything about it?<p>A new study in Nature Medicine aims to answer those two questions.<p>------------<p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>An earlier version of this story said the study was published in the …

Microbiology

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New counts revise a popular factoid about how many bacteria live inside us.<p>Your body is a microbial melting pot, home to trillions of bacteria that help keep you healthy and regular. And for decades, scientists have shown their importance with this alluring factoid: The microbes in your body …

Western diets damage gut microbiota over generations, in ways hard to reverse

It may take more than a tub of yogurt to reverse the effects that a high-fat, low-fiber diet have wrought in the bellies of men and women in the industrialized world, says new research.<p>Indeed, the depletion of gut microbes that comes with diets deficient in fiber extend well beyond the lives of …

Diets

Should You Eat Poop To Lose Weight?

Want to lose some weight? Should you eat some poop..actually someone else’s poop? That’s what researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will be testing in a clinical trial this year when they take fecal samples from lean people and give them in 1-2 gram capsules to obese individuals. Now …

The Cure for Brain Diseases Is in Your Gut

Researchers are just now starting to link inflammation in your gut with some of the most deadly and debilitating diseases we have.<p>Why are we making …

How Probiotics Can Help Reduce The Use Of Antibiotics On Farms

Food brands want to eliminate the overuse of antibiotics in livestock–and healthy bacteria could help fill the gap.<p>With food chains like Subway, Chipotle, Panera, Chick-fil-A and McDonald’s all now committing to use antibiotic-free chicken, there’s pressure on chicken producers to find alternatives …

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Social Benefits: More Sociable Chimps Harbor Richer Gut Microbiomes

<b>Spending time in close contact with others often means risking catching germs and getting sick. But being sociable may also help transmit beneficial</b> …

Negotiating the balance: The host-microbiota relationship

Research has shown the sheer diversity of the gut’s microflora. For every human cell, there are ten bacterial cells. Human DNA is dwarfed by …

Effect of antibiotics on gut microbiota, glucose metabolism and body weight regulation: a review of the literature - Mikkelsen - 2016 - Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

Karen S. W. Leong, José G. B. Derraik, Paul L. Hofman and Wayne S. Cutfield, Antibiotics, gut microbiome and obesity, <i>Clinical Endocrinology</i>, <b>88</b>, 2, …

Vaginal microbiota can be partially restored in c-section babies

Vaginal microbiota can be partially restored in c-section babies: study<p>February 3, 2016<p>A pilot study has demonstrated that vaginal microbes can be …

Americans with allergies have low microbiota diversity: NIH Study

Data from 1,879 American adults indicated that the fecal microbiota of people with allergies was very different from people without allergies and …

The Athlete's Guide to Probiotics

Some of the challenges runners faced in the 140-day Race Across USA earlier this year were to be expected: traversing 8,000-foot mountain passes, popping countless blisters, and dealing with accumulating fatigue while covering the vast 3,098-mile distance between Huntington Beach, California, and …