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Fast sugars: bacterial disruptors in our intestines

Researchers discovered a new harmful effect of glucose and fructose on a bacterium deemed beneficial for our intestinal flora. It is a further argument for the reduction of added sugars in our diet.   The WHO recommends that the amount of free sugars does not exceed 10% of the daily ...
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Can we evaluate the risk of childhood obesity based on the intestinal flora?

The composition of the gut microbiota of a two-year old child could predict their subsequent risk of obesity, according to a Norwegian study that opens up new outlooks on the prevention of this disorder that keeps gaining ground all over the world.   Although poor diet and insufficient ph...
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Show me your gut flora, and i’ll tell you where you come from

A study published in the journal Cell reveals that migration from a non-Western country to the US could be associated with significant changes in the microbiota’s diversity and functions that could result in a predisposition to metabolic disorders.   International researchers reached this...
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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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