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Athletes have a more efficient microbiota

While benefits of sports are well known, the link with the microbiota is just starting to be investigated. An Irish team studied the impact of physical activity on our intestinal flora.   Besides the heart, brain or muscles, the microbiota is an unsuspected beneficiary of physical exercis...
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Maternal obesity and pregnancy: a risk for the mother and the child

According to a recent study, unborn babies might form their intestinal flora in their mother’s wombs and inherit the same metabolic tendencies.   Excess weight is a danger to the mother herself, but is also a threat to the fetus: the intestinal bacteria produce less folate, this famous vi...
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Nutrition and metabolism

The intestinal microbiota has not yet revealed all its secrets to us, especially when it is a question of understanding the causes and/or consequences that it could have in nutrition and metabolism.
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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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