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How does urbanization impact our microbiota?

According to a groundbreaking study published in Nature Microbiology, urbanization is associated to changes in the microbial ecosystem and an increase in chemical deposits in dwellings. If you live in the city, follow our advice: remain close to nature and avoid excessive hygiene habits!   ...

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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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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