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When gestational diabetes harms the placental microbiota

A pregnancy complicated by an excessively high blood sugar level is the fate of a growing number of expecting mothers… and their unborn babies. A study exposed the harmful consequences of this condition on the bacteria of the placenta, where the first flora of our life is thought to develop. &nbs...
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Focus on the intestinal microbiota of individuals with prediabetes

Prediabetes is characterized by a higher than normal blood sugar level, which is however lower than that of diabetic patients. It is the phase which often heralds a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, a disease recognized as being associated with an imbalanced intestinal flora. Danish researchers studied ...
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Diabetes changes the cutaneous microbiota, making healing more difficult

Compared to the general population, the skin of diabetic patients harbors a less rich cutaneous microbiota, which is likely to prevent chronic wounds from healing.   Diabetes, a real healthcare crisis, is characterized by elevated blood sugar, due to the insufficient production of insulin...
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Diet and health: the role of the intestinal microbiota in metabolic diseases

Recent publications underline the connection between the intestinal microbiota and diet and certain diseases like diabetes (types 1 and 2); they also hint at potential therapeutic benefits based on the use of probiotics and prebiotics.   For example, we are told that the positive effects ...
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