A paper in Cell explores the animal and human evidence for a relationship between meat, gut microbes, platelet reactivity and clinical thrombosis. Trimethy-amine-N-oxides appear to be the mediators (after microbial metabolic production of choline.
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An increasing amount of research has come out in recent years illustrating the crucial relevance of healthy gut bacteria. Now a new study from the Karolinska Institutet has revealed that our gut-residing microbes can influence the integrity of the blood-brain barrier. 375 more words
There’s growing evidence of the long-term health problems linked to too much exposure to antibiotics. Not only are the drugs becoming less effective as bacteria become resistant to existing medicines, but they are changing our bodies, particular those of young children, in potentially unhealthy ways. 549 more words
Researchers are looking at a surprising part of the body to find clues about heart disease. New studies focused on the gut—gut microbes specifically—show a complex link between diet and cardiovascular disease that is not as simple as calorie and fat counts. 371 more words