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2013-11-21 11:34:57

Food transit through the small intestine affects the body's absorption of nutrients and, consequently, our health. The discovery that food transit time is regulated by a hormone indicates new ways to increase the intestinal absorption of nutrients, and thus potentially treat malnutrition. One of the tasks of the gut microbiota is to break down essential nutrients from our diet to provide a usable energy source in the colon. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of...

2013-11-20 23:23:35

Leading nutritional supplement company, Vibrant Nutraceuticals, turns popular childrens’ probiotic KidsLac into a certified vegan product. Vista, CA (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 Vibrant Nutraceuticals (Vibrant), one of The GHT Companies, announces that its proprietary children’s probiotic, KidsLac™, is now a certified vegan product. The move follows increased demand from retailers and consumers and takes place with immediate effect. KidsLac contains five different strains of healthy...

2013-11-18 10:34:42

Preliminary success using 'probiotics' against hookworms raises hope for treating afflictions that burden 1.5 billion and cause stunting, development delays in children Laboratory animals fed a modified version of a common human dietary supplement were completely cured of intestinal worms that belong to a family of parasites that currently infect 1.5 billion people, or almost one quarter of the world's population, according to new research presented today at the annual meeting of the...

2013-11-15 23:21:33

Health News Wires has published an informative web page and video review outlining the digestive benefits of BioTRUST’s AbsorbMax Advanced Digestive Enzyme Complex supplement. The web page and video explain how AbsorbMax’s natural ingredients support optimal breakdown and absorption of key nutrients. Boston, MA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 Health News Wires has published an informative web page and video review outlining the digestive benefits of BioTRUST’s AbsorbMax Advanced...

Probiotics May Help Cure Depression
2013-11-15 12:26:09

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chances are, if you’re like the rest of us, you didn’t start hearing about probiotics until between six and seven years ago when they came into vogue in widely distributed commercial products. Probiotics, known as the “good” bacteria, are found in foods like yogurt. According to the Katherine Zeratsky, RD, LD, a nutritionist for the Mayo Clinic, there is evidence these good bacteria can improve your health in several ways....

Fatty Acid Made By Gut Bacteria Boosts Immune System
2013-11-13 15:43:11

RIKEN New research from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in Japan sheds light on the role of gut bacteria on the maturation of the immune system and provides evidence supporting the use of butyrate as therapy for inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn's disease. Published in the journal Nature today, the Japanese study shows that butyrate, a by-product of the digestion of dietary fiber by gut microbes, acts as an epigenetic switch that boosts the immune system by...

2013-11-12 23:23:03

Clinically-documented probiotics formulated for kids, adults and sports enthusiasts. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 DuPont has launched a family of HOWARU® Protect probiotics targeted for children, adults and sports enthusiasts. All three formulations are clinically documented to help maintain natural immune defenses. The HOWARU® Protect range is available to dietary supplement and food and beverage manufacturers focused on improving consumer health:...

2013-11-08 23:20:14

Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, Sharon Kleyne, offers tips for getting the most out of lip balm during the winter chapped lips season. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Chapped lips are not life threatening but they can be annoying, unattractive, uncomfortable and difficult to ignore. According to water and health researcher Sharon Kleyne, paraffin based lip balm can help immeasurably to soothe and heal chapped lips but only if applied correctly. Kleyne recently reported on...


Latest Digestive system Reference Libraries

Duodenal Atresia
2013-07-19 15:38:56

Duodenal atresia is a congenital closure of the lumen of the duodenum, which is the first portion of the small intestine and is separated from the stomach by the pyloric sphincter. During fetal development, the duodenum develops from the posterior portion of the foregut and the anterior portion of the midgut. The liver and pancreas originate from the diverticulum arising from the ventral part of the duodenum, and the bile duct runs along the ventral free side of the duodenum. Rotation and...

Liver
2013-04-30 14:18:06

The liver is the organ in charge of processing, neutralizing and excreting certain secretions for the metabolic processes. Formation and Orientation The liver is considered to be both the largest internal organ and the largest gland in the human body. It is situated just below the diaphragm, to the right of the stomach and on top of the gallbladder. There are two ways blood can travel to and from the liver: the hepatic artery and the portal vein. The hepatic artery carries blood solely...

Large Intestine
2013-04-30 14:11:04

The large intestine is the organ that follows the small intestine but is the last part of the digestive tract before the waste leaves the body. Formation and Orientation The small intestine is on average about five feet long. It is composed of four distinct structural parts; the cecum, colon, and anus. The cecum is the part of the large intestine that comes first. It is separated into three parts. The taeniae coli are three bands of smooth muscle. The haustra are bulges caused by...

Esophagus
2013-04-30 13:37:01

The esophagus is the muscular tube that is located between the pharynx and the stomach that aids in digestion during swallowing. Formation and Orientation The esophagus is composed of four separate layers; the mucosa, submucosa, muscularis externa and the adventitia. The mucosa includes the stratified squamous epithelium, lamina propria and muscularis mucosae. The submucosa houses the esophageal glands and connective papillae. The muscularis externa is composed of three sublayers The...

Pharynx
2013-03-05 15:00:19

The pharynx is situated directly after the mouth and nose and lies right before the esophagus. Formation and Orientation The pharynx is divided into three separate sections. The nasopharynx is the first part of the pharynx that lies between the soft palate and the base of the skull. The pharyngeal tonsils are located on the back wall of the nasopharynx. This portion of the pharynx is connected to the middle easr by the Eustachian tubes. The nasopharynx is linked to the nasal cavities...

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