The research field of the gut microbiome continues to advance rapidly. Now researchers have found that using an algorithm based on a person's gut microbiome can more accurately predict their spike in blood glucose after a meal compared to a model based on the kilojoule or carbohydrate content of the food.Elevated blood glucose levels are linked with a higher risk of … [Read more...] about Gut microbes predict blood glucose response to food
A clinical trial in older women finds that taking a daily probiotic supplement slows bone loss.Probiotics are live microorganisms that may offer a health benefit when taken in adequate amounts. Be it from fermented foods such as yoghurt or from a commercial supplement, there is a lot of consumer interest in them.The clinical evidence for probiotics places treatment of … [Read more...] about Probiotics show promise in protecting bones
The gut microbiota is the hottest of hot research fields today. The microbes that inhabit our intestine are more than passive freeloaders living off the food we eat. With a thriving mix of beneficial bacteria, our gut microbiome can keep us healthy.Immunity, mental health, diabetes and even body weight make up the fascinating areas covered in the ever-growing research field … [Read more...] about How gut bacteria control your weight
People suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can find symptom relief with a variety of dietary changes. Results from a new trial show that no one fixed approach will work for everyone, but there is merit in taking the principles behind the spectrum of dietary options and adapting to ‘what works’ for a person.Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common … [Read more...] about Diet changes that can help manage an irritable bowel
Going ‘gluten free’ is one of the hottest dietary trends at the moment. Now a new study has cast further doubt into if self-diagnosed 'gluten sensitivity' is related to gluten at all.Gluten-free diets are the cornerstone of managing the very real and serious autoimmune condition of coeliac disease. Putting coeliac disease aside, a person could be forgiven for thinking … [Read more...] about Is gluten sensitivity real?