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Effects of intermittent fasting on the gut microbiota

Whether for religious reasons or as part of the fasting trend, intermittent fasting is likely to have an impact on our gut microbiota. Although demonstrated in mice, no study had, until now, been carried out among humans and even less so during Ramadan.   Fasting and its effects on the ma...

Fast sugars: bacterial disruptors in our intestines

Researchers discovered a new harmful effect of glucose and fructose on a bacterium deemed beneficial for our intestinal flora. It is a further argument for the reduction of added sugars in our diet.   The WHO recommends that the amount of free sugars does not exceed 10% of the daily ...

Hibernation: a model of harmony between the intestines and their flora

Does health go out the window in cold weather? This is perhaps the case for some of us in the middle of winter, but not for hibernating animals, whose intestinal defense mechanisms are even strengthened, without harming their bacteria.   A team of American researchers reviewed different s...
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