Latest Firmicutes Stories
It has been evident for a while that men and women react to diet differently. Men lose weight easier than women, men need more calories than women because of muscle mass, and there are even differences in eating styles.
A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. 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.
The interactions of the gut microbiota in children with typical diabetes autoantibodies differ from that in healthy children.
Humans have a gut full of bacteria to help digest food and past studies have linked an increase in the proportion of bacteria from the Firmicutes group to obesity and a decrease in the proportion from the Bacteroidetes group.
The range of helpful bacteria in the guts of infants delivered by caesarean section, during their first two years of life, is narrower than that of infants delivered vaginally.
Abnormal gut bacteria in premature babies can be found days before the onset of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).
New research suggests that getting the right kind of gut bacteria can influence weight loss.
Children with eczema have a more diverse set of bacteria in their guts than non affected children.
Microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal tract form an intricate, living fabric made up of some 500 to 1000 distinct bacterial species, (in addition to other microbes).
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