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6 January 2020 - MedicalXpress - Processed foods highly correlated with obesity epidemic in the US

As food consumed in the U.S. becomes more and more processed, obesity may become more prevalent. Detailed recommendations to improve diet quality and overall nutrition are needed for consumers, who are prioritizing food that is cheaper and more convenient, but also highly processed.


31 Jan 2011 - ScienceNow - Do Gut Bugs Practice Mind Control?

Are you a worrier? Low on energy? You might be able to blame your state of mind on the bugs in your gut.


18 Oct 2012 - American Psychological Association - That gut feeling

With a sophisticated neural network transmitting messages from trillions of bacteria, the brain in your gut exerts a powerful influence over the one in your head, new research suggests.



10 Dec 2013 - Medical News Today - Autism-like behaviors in mice alleviated by probiotic therapy

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed when individuals exhibit characteristic behaviors that include repetitive actions, decreased social interactions, and impaired communication. Curiously, many individuals with ASD also suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) issues, such as abdominal cramps and constipation.



27 February 2018 - MedicalXpress - Microbiota-gut-brain axis is at epicenter of new approach to mental health

The functional gut microbiome provides an exciting new therapeutic target for treating psychiatric disorders. A timely new review article presents innovative methods for studying and intervening in gut microbiome composition and activity to treat mental illness and maintain mental health.


11 May 2015 - BBC Radio 4 - Gut microbes important for dietary health

Modern diets of highly processed and limited varieties of ingredients – in particular fast foods – are thought to be killing off some species of gut bacteria that keep us healthy.


5 June 2014 - Nutraingredients - Psychobiotics can feed gut-brain health axis

Evidence is building that links the gut microbiome and brain function and ‘psychobiotics’ are at the heart of that, says a leading Irish researcher working in the field for more than five years.


25 July 2014 - Monitoring rise and fall of the microbiome

Trillions of bacteria live in each person's digestive tract. Scientists believe that some of these bacteria help digest food and stave off harmful infections, but their role in human health is not well understood.


15 August 2014 - ScienceDaily- Do gut bacteria rule our minds? In an ecosystem within us, microbes evolved to sway food choices

Bacteria within us - which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold - may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity.


07 November 2014 - Medical News Today - Weight 'influenced by gut bacteria'

Past research has suggested that weight may be influenced by genes. A new study builds on this concept, revealing that our genetic makeup shapes what type of bacteria live in the gut, which may affect how heavy we are.


02 December 2014 - MNT - 'Friendly viruses' as beneficial to gut health as 'friendly bacteria'

Researchers believe they have found the first strong indication that the gut is a natural home to viruses that are as helpful as "friendly bacteria" in maintaining health and keeping infection at bay.


08 January 2015 - Science Daily - Could gut microbes help treat brain disorders? Mounting research tightens their connection with the brain

The community of microbes that inhabits the body, known as the microbiome, has a powerful influence on the brain and may offer a pathway to new therapies for psychiatric and neurological disorders, according to researchers.


13 January 2015 - Nutraingredients - Early human microbiome studies may aid modern nutrition science

A better understanding of the ancient human microbiome could contribute to a better understanding of health and nutrition today, say researchers.


23 January 2015 - Medical News Today - You are what you eat - how gut bacteria affect brain health

The hundred trillion bacteria living in an adult human-mostly in the intestines, making up the gut microbiome-have a significant impact on behavior and brain health.


05 February 2015 - ScienceDaily - Another breastfeeding benefit: Preparing baby's belly for solid food

Researchers found that a baby’s diet during the first few months of life has a profound influence on the composition, diversity, and stability of the gut microbiome. These factors influence the baby’s ability to transition from milk to solid foods and may have long-term health effects.


21 February 2015 - MIA - “Transformational” Breakthroughs In Our Understandings of Nutrition and Brain Health

"We live in a transformational moment for understanding the etiology of mental disorders," stated a team of researchers led by MIA Blogger Bonnie Kaplan of the University of Calgary publishing in Clinical Psychological Science.


12 November 2014 - Nature - Gut-brain link grabs neuroscientists

Idea that intestinal bacteria affect mental health gains ground.


25 March 2015 - MNT - Father inspired after child's autism improved by course of antibiotic

A parent has been prompted to investigate the connections between gut bacteria and autism following surprising improvements in his son's autism while taking an antibiotic for strep throat.