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2014-03-12 11:32:47

The interactions of the gut microbiota in children with typical diabetes autoantibodies differ from that in healthy children. The fact that these differences already exist before antibodies are detectable in the blood adds to the growing evidence that microbial DNA, the so-called microbiome, may be involved in the development of autoimmune processes. Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München have published their findings in the specialist journal Diabetes. As part of the BABYDIET...

Obesity, Gut Bacteria Link Found In People Who Live In Cold Climates
2014-02-12 15:23:43

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People who live in colder climates have adapted to the harsher conditions by adding a gut bacteria associated with obesity. 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 research, published in the Royal Society Journal Biology Letters, says that this...

2013-08-08 11:03:27

Implications for development of immune system and allergies, say researchers 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, indicates a small study published online in the journal Gut. This has implications for the development of the immune system, say the researchers, particularly as the C-section infants had lower levels of the major group of gut bacteria...

2013-04-16 11:02:40

Abnormal gut bacteria in premature babies can be found days before the onset of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) finds new research in BioMed Central's open access journal Microbiome. Babies who later went on to develop NEC had a lower diversity of gut bacteria 4-9 days after birth, increased level of Firmicutes or Enterobacteriaceae, and lacked the Propionibacterium found in healthy babies. NEC is a common but devastating problem of premature babies - affecting about 10% of infants born at...

2013-01-24 23:03:12

New research suggests that getting the right kind of gut bacteria can influence weight loss. Prograde Nutrition has added key probiotics to its green drink, Genesis. North Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 24, 2013 Genesis, a new diet drink offered by Prograde Nutrition, includes a number of unusual ingredients on its label — but perhaps none as startling as live bacteria according to Prograde. Genesis is the latest product in the green drink niche, a type of beverage mix packed with...

2013-01-23 10:17:53

Children with eczema have a more diverse set of bacteria in their guts than non affected children, finds a new study in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Microbiology. The types of bacteria present were also more typical of adult gut microbes than for toddlers without eczema. Eczema is a chronic inflammation of the epidermis. The gut bacteria of children with or without eczema was examined when they were six and 18 months old. At six months all the infants had the same types of...

2012-10-23 07:30:27

VIENNA, October 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gut Microbiota & Health section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM) has launched today Gut Microbiota World Watch, an online platform aimed at increasing knowledge and understanding of gut microbiota and its importance for health and quality of life. This new public information service will keep media and society up-to-date on the latest facts and news about gut microbiota. In order to achieve...

2012-06-06 13:41:02

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). Recently, researchers have begun to untangle the subtle role these diverse life forms play in maintaining health and regulating weight. In a new study appearing in the journal Nutrition in Clinical Practice, researcher Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown and her colleagues at the Swette Center for Environmental Biotechnology at...

2012-05-24 19:15:30

Differences in gut bacteria acquired at birth between 2 delivery methods may be key Caesarean section delivery may double the risk of subsequent childhood obesity, finds research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Caesarean section delivery has already been linked to an increased risk of subsequent childhood asthma and allergic rhinitis, and around one in three babies born in the US is delivered this way. The authors base their findings on 1255 mother and child...

2010-11-22 19:04:12

Infants are more efficient at digesting and utilizing nutritional components of milk than adults due to a difference in the strains of bacteria that dominate their digestive tracts. Researchers from the University of California, Davis, and Utah State University report on genomic analysis of these strains in the November 2010 issue of the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology identifying the genes that are most likely responsible for this difference. "Human milk oligosaccharides...