gut microbiome

Cherries improve gut health

Montmorency tart cherries can improve gut health, according to new research published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. An international team…

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How to keep your gut microbes happy at Christmas

Christmas is a time of excess — swigging mulled wine, unbuttoning bursting buttons and wishing in hindsight that you hadn’t…

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Why diets don’t work: ‘obesity-causing’ bacteria linger in the gut

New research published in the journal Nature suggests that intestinal microbes play an unexpectedly important role in recurrent obesity —…

Fungus in the gut may be a culprit behind Crohn’s disease

A fungus is a ‘key factor’ in the development of Crohn’s disease, a study has suggested. Researchers say the findings,…

Most of what we eat is ‘processed’ food. Here’s why we should be worried

Don’t panic, but each time you eat a bacon sandwich it is estimated you reduce your life by half an…

Study hints at power of gut bacteria to protect against cancer

Several studies have suggested that bacteria in the gut could be used to reduce the risk of certain types of…