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When a bacterium produces alcohol, your liver suffers!

Non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, could be partly due to the production of alcohol by a bacterial species invading the gut microbiota.   Non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis is characterized by excess fat in the liver, not related to excessive alcohol consu...
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Fatty liver disease: what are the benefits of whole-grain flour?

Could whole-grain wheat limit the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease attributed to high fat diet?   The main symptom of metabolic syndrome* is the accumulation of fat (triglycerides) in the liver, which not only increases the risk of non-alcoholic fatty steatohepatitis (NASH), but ...
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Does the Western diet give you spots?

By disorganizing the intestinal microbiota, the Western diet, too high in fats and dairy products, encourages the development of acne, according to a Chinese study.   Acne vulgaris–commonly called acne–is a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin which affects 80% to 90% of adolesce...
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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 of a balan...
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