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Maternal breast milk benefits establishment of preterm infant gut microbiota | Pediatrics

Maternal breast milk benefits establishment of preterm infant gut microbiota | Pediatrics | Gut and scientific insights | Scoop.it
Pediatrics | VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Preterm infants in the neonatal ICU reap more benefits from maternal breast milk than pasteurized human milk or infant formula, according to data presented at the 2014 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting.
Katherine Gregory, PhD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and colleagues assessed how different feeding patterns influenced the establishment of
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Another Way Fiber Is Filling | The Scientist Magazine®

Another Way Fiber Is Filling | The Scientist Magazine® | Gut and scientific insights | Scoop.it
Acetate, a short-chain fatty acid released following the fermentation of dietary fiber in the gut, accumulates in the brain and can affect appetite in mice.
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Mix Of Gut Microbes May Play Role In Crohn's Disease

Mix Of Gut Microbes May Play Role In Crohn's Disease | Gut and scientific insights | Scoop.it
Research involving more than 1,500 patients suggests people with Crohn's may have too many of the types of gut bacteria that tend to rile the immune system and too few that reduce inflammation.
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Study of gut microbes, antibiotics offers clues to improving immunity in premature babies

Study of gut microbes, antibiotics offers clues to improving immunity in premature babies | Gut and scientific insights | Scoop.it
Mothers give a newborn baby a gift of germs -— germs that help to kick-start the infant’s immune system. But antibiotics, used to fight bacterial infection, may paradoxically interrupt a newborn’s own immune responses. A new animal study by neonatology researchers at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) sheds light on immunology in newborns by revealing how gut microbes play a crucial role in fostering the rapid production of infection-fighting white blood cells, called granulocytes.
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The Effects of Short-Term Diet Changes on Gut Microbiome

The Effects of Short-Term Diet Changes on Gut Microbiome | Gut and scientific insights | Scoop.it
Purna Kashyap, M.D., discusses a recent study published in Nature that focuses on how short-term diet changes may influence what gut microbes are present. Long-term diet patte...
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MicroWarriors: Exploring probiotic power (and the powers that be)

MicroWarriors: Exploring probiotic power (and the powers that be) | Gut and scientific insights | Scoop.it
NutraIngredients went to LA recently to question two leading probiotic academics about probiotics and the microbiome and which we present exclusively here. The interviews form part of a new documentary to be narrated by Leonard Nimoy, better known as Spock the Vulcan from the TV series Star Trek.*
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The Gut’s Microbiome Changes Rapidly with Diet

The Gut’s Microbiome Changes Rapidly with Diet | Gut and scientific insights | Scoop.it
A new study finds that populations of bacteria in the gut are highly sensitive to the food we digest
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