E. coli urinary infection: from the intestinal microbiota to the bladder

Does Escherichia coli need to adapt when it passes from its intestinal reservoir to the bladder in order to cause a urinary infection? Danish researchers raised the question.   Urinary infections are very frequent, affecting one in three women at the age of 24. The Escherichia coli bacter...

Could we soon predict our risk of obesity with a simple urine test?

It may be possible to predict our risk of obesity or diabetes from the urinary metabolites in our intestinal microbiota, which could eventually lead to individually tailored diets.   Not everyone reacts the same when they go on a diet. Obesity and diabetes, which are strongly linked to in...
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