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When a bacterium produces alcohol, your liver suffers!

Non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, could be partly due to the production of alcohol by a bacterial species invading the gut microbiota.   Non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis is characterized by excess fat in the liver, not related to excessive alcohol consu...
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Could the gut microbiota impact our blood sugar levels?

Variation in blood glucose levels after a meal is unique to everyone and largely depends on individual characteristics. The composition of the gut microbiota could very well play an important role, according to a new study that confirms the relevance of developing personalized approaches to prevent ...
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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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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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