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2012-05-24 19:15:30

Caesarean section delivery may double the risk of subsequent childhood obesity.

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.

2010-06-22 15:49:36

Scientists have completed the most comprehensive comparative analysis to date of bacterial communities inhabiting the human nose and throat, which could provide new insights into why some individuals become colonized with pathogens while others do not.

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2010-04-08 06:35:00

Researchers have discovered that a marine germ typically found on the seaweed used to wrap sushi interacts with internal bacteria in our bodies and helps with the digestive process.

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2006-12-20 12:40:00

The size of your gut may be partly shaped by which microbes call it home, according to new research linking obesity to types of digestive bacteria. Both obese mice - and people - have more of one type of bacteria and less of another kind.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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