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How genes, birthplace shape your gut microbes

How genes, birthplace shape your gut microbes

Researchers linked specific genes in an animal - in this case, a mouse - to the presence and abundance of specific microbes in its gut.

Early diet influences gut bacteria composition in infants

The gut microbiota is a complex community of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract.

Gut microbes can reduce severity of malaria

An increased abundance of bacteria common in yogurt was found in the mice that exhibited reduced malaria pathology. 

Beware! Jetlag can contribute to obesity

Urgent appointments, tight work timetables and hectic social schedules may require you to travel frequently leading to jet lag.  

Gut microbes respond differently to diet based on gender

A new study has revealed that gut microbes of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical.

Gut microbes up risk of colorectal cancer

A new study has found that the risk of colorectal cancer may well be hidden in the gut microbes.

Molecule linking gut microbes and intestinal health identified

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have identified a molecule that plays a significant role in the changes in the composition or diversity of bacterial populations in the gut.

Gut microbes play key role in immune function

A new study has revealed that gut microbes may hold the key to deal with significant health problems faced by people in the world today.

Better health linked to diversity of gut microbes

The richer the microbial flora in the intestines, the better the health, says a study that links gut microbes with overall health.

Scientists show how bacteria inactivates cardiac drugs

Scientists have shed light on the mechanism through which certain gut microbes inactivate cardiac drugs, says a study.

Gut microbes help regulate blood pressure

A new study has suggested that gut bacteria are an integral part of the body`s complex system for maintaining a stable blood pressure.

Gut microbes identified as new genetic fingerprint

A new study has suggested that just as human DNA varies from person to person, so too does the massive collection of microbial DNA in the intestine.

Gut microbes help body absorb more fat from food

Some gut microbes increase the absorption of dietary fats, allowing the host organism to extract more calories from the same amount of food, according to a new study from the University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine.

Gut bugs have vital bearing on health, immunity

Studies have shown that the insulin resistance of type-2 diabetics is linked to intestinal bug composition.