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Does the gut microbiota play a role in male infertility?

Obesity and metabolic disorders caused by a high-fat diet may alter sperm count and the quality of sperm. Why? A study published in Gut blames an imbalance of the gut microbiota caused by the consumption of junk food.   Infertility affects between 10% and 15% of couples, with gender equal...

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...

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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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...

Obesity and excess weight : Does your gut microbiota affect your waistline?

The global scourge of obesity has skyrocketed in just 30 short years. No region of the world has now been spared, with more people dying from eating too much than from not eating enough. Too much fat, too much sugar, not enough exercise... The disease is still too often associated with an unhealt...
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