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Can healthy eating habits strengthen immunity?

Regardless of whether the world is in a pandemic situation or not, a healthy diet is good for the immune system, serving its functional needs and shaping the gut microbiota to produce an adequate immune response.   Against the current pandemic backdrop, everyone would want a stronger immu...
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Flu: does taking care of your gut microbiota prevent complications?

French researchers have discovered that influenza disrupts the balance of intestinal flora, thereby weakening pulmonary immune defenses and increasing the likelihood of bacterial superinfections.   Each winter, millions of French people catch the flu1. Despite vaccination campaigns and tr...
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Microbiota and immune cells as intestinal sentinels

With COVID-19 continuing to spread, we all hope to have the necessary equipment to fight it. From birth onwards, the immune system accomplishes its defense mission in close cooperation with the gut microbiota.   Whether it is the coronavirus or not, any microbe (bacterium, virus or fungus...
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Microbiota

The human microbiota corresponds to all the microorganisms that have colonized your body and with which you cohabitate: mainly bacteria, but also viruses, fungi, yeast and protozoa. Its composition differs according to the surfaces colonized:  cutaneous microbiota, vaginal microbiota, urinary m...
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Gastroenteritis and other types of infectious diarrhea -  When your microbiota is struggling

For example, we are told that antibiotics not only target pathogens. Although antibiotics eradicate pathogenic germs responsible for infections, they can also destroy some beneficial bacteria of the gut microbiota and lead to an imbalance that can in turn cause diarrhea. Between 10% and 30% of patie...
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