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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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Could we soon predict our risk of obesity with a simple urine test?

It may be possible to predict our risk of obesity or diabetes from the urinary metabolites in our intestinal microbiota, which could eventually lead to individually tailored diets.   Not everyone reacts the same when they go on a diet. Obesity and diabetes, which are strongly linked to in...
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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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