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Postpartum depression: changes to the gut microbiota under the spotlight

Researchers have recently shown that women suffering from postpartum depression exhibit partial differences in the composition of their gut flora compared to healthy controls.   Many new mothers experience the baby blues after giving birth. However, some mothers (and sometimes even their ...

Gut microbiota, a reflection of our thyroid?

Our gut microbiota could reflect the state of our thyroid’s health, according to a Chinese study that brings to light the link between its composition and the risk of contracting thyroid nodules and cancer. A first step towards the development of potentially useful probiotics?   Thyroid d...

Fermented soy milk is more than good for you!

Daily consumption of soy milk is beneficial to the skin of premenopausal women, but it has to be fermented by lactobacilli (special lactic bacteria) to improve the balance of the intestinal microbiota, according to a Japanese study.   Soy milk contains vegetable substances (isoflavones) w...
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