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How Ancient Human Poop Exposes Modern Disease And Gut Bacteria Link

September 25, 2014

Old Poop Offers Insight Into The Connection Between Modern Disease and Gut Bacteria  When was the last time you sat up in bed thinking of the possible link between modern disease and gut bacteria? How often do you find yourself deep in thought concerning the gastrointestinal health of man’s first ancestors? I would venture to […]

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Gut Bacteria Influences What You Choose To Eat

September 9, 2014

Is Your Gut Bacteria Ruling Your Brain on Food Choices? Some scientists are arguing that gut bacteria are responsible for manipulating eating behavior by causing cravings for food they favor for fitness or that suppress their competition. Alternatively, gut bacteria may send out signals via the vagus nerve to the brain to leave a person […]

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Low-Carb Diet Decreases Heart Disease Risk Trumps Low-Fat Option

September 8, 2014

Low-Carb Diet Decreases Heart Disease Risk Trumps Low-Fat Option A low-carbohydrate diet may be better than a low-fat diet for losing weight and reducing risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to an article published in the September 2 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. Lydia A. Bazzano, MD, PhD, MPH, from the Department of Epidemiology at […]

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Probiotics Help Prevent Obesity While Improving Health

August 20, 2014

Can Probiotics Help Prevent Obesity? In a recent study, researchers at Vanderbilt tested to see if probiotics help prevent obesity by using a bacteria that can produce a “therapeutic compound” in the gut. The results showed that it stopped weight gain, insulin resistance and other health complications. Past research has demonstrated that probiotics help prevent […]

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