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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Gut Microbes Dictate Terms

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 9:16 PM Comments

Bacteria are normally present in the gut, and variety of factors alter them. Those depend on diet, environment and many other habits. The research held those responsible for some diverse diseases. Please read the details.

Gut germs behind glut of allergies in the West?

Germs living in the gut may cause
higher rates of allergies, chronic stomach upsets and even obesity among
children living in rich industrialized countries, researchers reported on
Monday. They compared intestinal bacteria between European Union children and
young villagers in remote Burkina Faso, and found enough differences to help
explain disparities in chronic disease and obesity.

The findings,
published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may support
the development of probiotic products to help restore the ancient balance and
keep humans leaner and healthier, the researchers said. "Our results suggest
that diet has a dominant role over other possible variables such as ethnicity,
sanitation, hygiene, geography, and climate, in shaping the gut microbiota,"
Paolo Lionetti of the University of Florence wrote.

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