microbiota

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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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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