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June 27, 2014

Fight Arthritis: 10 Foods That Help and Hurt

"Food can't cure arthritis, but it can make the disease less painful - or worse. Learn how to create a diet for arthritis..."

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January 23, 2018

Microbiome manipulation: Could fibre-rich muesli help fight arthritis and other autoimmune conditions?

"A diet rich in fibre could aid chronic inflammatory joint diseases, leading to stronger bones through the increased production of short-chain fatty acids in the microbiome, say researchers."

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January 13, 2021

Microbiome impacts COVID-19 severity and duration, study suggests, by Nikki Hancocks

“Published in ‘Gut’, the study found that associations between gut microbiota composition, levels of cytokines and inflammatory markers in patients with COVID-19 suggest that the gut microbiome is involved in COVID-19 severity, possibly via modulating host immune responses.”

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Bones and Skin

March 30, 2014

Psoriasis and the Microbiome

". . . we hypothesize that common immune-mediated inflammatory pathways seen in the “skin-joint-gut axis” in psoriatic arthritis are induced or at least mediated by the microbiome"

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Brain and Neural

February 15, 2021

Husker scientists studying our 'second brain' – the gut microbiome

University Communication, University of Nebraska, by Deann Gayman

“The gut microbiome, so to speak, is this collection of hundreds of trillions of microorganisms — most of them bacteria — that live in our gastrointestinal tract. And they form a very complex ecosystem that does a number of things that contributes to our health and our wellness. For example, the microbiome plays a major role in training our immune system.”

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Colitis, Crohn's and IBS

March 14, 2014

The Exact Gut Bacteria Involved in Crohn's Disease Identified

"The team found that microbial balance was disrupted in patients with Crohn's disease, with beneficial microbes missing and pathological ones flourishing."

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March 7, 2018

Wheat-derived arabinoxylan oligosaccharides with bifidogenic properties abolishes metabolic disorders induced by western diet in mice

"Therefore, this is the first study suggesting that wheat bran-derived AXOS is effective to counteract obesity instead of preventing it as previously shown elsewhere."

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Food Choices

September 17, 2021

'Fibre Is The New Protein', by Oliver Morrison

"With only 9% of adults getting the recommended amount of dietary fibre a day, the UK's Food and Drink Federation has launched a new initiative to boost the nation's fibre consumption."

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Health and Exercise

May 27, 2021

Feeding the Gut Microbiome

Patagonia, by Emeran A. Mayer, MD

“It is the normal interaction between all these players in the gut ecosystem that determines not only gut health, but also our overall health.”

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Heart and Circulation

January 10, 2019

Blow to low carb diet as landmark study finds high fibre cuts heart disease risk

"Review commissioned by WHO says fibre in ‘good’ carbohydrates such as wholegrain bread and oats has protective effect"

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Kids and Teens

October 21, 2019

Here is why your child should be fed prebiotics every day

"Probiotics are live microorganisms while Prebiotics are non-digestible fibres which promote growth of probiotics in the intestine."

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March 2019

A Preventive Prebiotic Supplementation Improves the Sweet Taste Perception in Diet-Induced Obese Mice

"These results are consistent with a recent study revealing that human volunteers shifting their habits towards a diet based on the daily consumption of P-rich vegetables showed a reduced desire to eat sweet, fatty, and salty foods, together with an increased hedonic attitude for some inulin-rich vegetables"

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February 17, 2016

To Cell With Aging: ALA, by Shara Rutberg

"Researchers recently revealed that alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which has an essential role in the cellular power plant mitochondria, can kick start the enzyme that lengthens the telomeres."

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Prebiotic Fibers

April 27, 2020

Why do we need dietary fiber?

Medical News Today

"Dietary fiber is an essential part of a healthful diet. It is crucial for keeping the gut healthy and reducing the risk of chronic health conditions."

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Pregnancy and Maternity

October 23, 2019

Even the Fetus Has Gut Bacteria, Study Shows

"A study in humans and mice demonstrated that a fetus has its own microbiome, or communities of bacteria living in the gut, which are known to play important roles in the immune system and metabolism."

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Probiotic Bacteria and Microbiome

September 28, 2019

Inter-species communication? New study shows gut bacteria can control our genes and development

"Bacteria in our guts may be impacting human health and disease by telling host genes what to do, say researchers who have uncovered a new mechanism by which our microbiome communicates with and controls the DNA of our own cells."

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