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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 ...

White or whole wheat bread? it all depends on your microbiota!

Researchers are revising our beliefs about the benefits of these two kinds of bread for the body.   Cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, cancer… White bread is continually accused of favoring the onset of these diseases, through elevated postprandial blood sugar (an increase in blood sugar ...

The intestinal microbiota involved in metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome refers to a group of risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and diabetes: an elevated waist measurement, hypertriglyceridemia, low HDL cholesterol,  increased blood pressure and fasting blood glucose. Changes in the intestinal microbiota have previously been associ...
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