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Baby’s gut bacteria and breast feeding duration predict future obesity

A higher per cent of Bifidobacteria and a lower per cent of Prevotella in baby’s microbiota are associated with a lower BMI and lower...

Insulin resistance – and how to reduce it

Insulin resistance is where cells less and less respond to insulin because of one of a number of health conditions such as high blood...

Overweight mothers may damage their babies for life

Obese women can cause long term cardiovascular problems for their babies, according to the UPBEAT trial on exercise, diet and pregnancy; the solution is...

Butyrate significantly improves your health

Butyrate is a Short Chain Fatty Acid made by certain gut bacteria from fermentable fibre; it is essential both for good gut health and...

Metabolic Syndrome

People with ‘Metabolic Syndrome’ have at least three of the following 5 conditions: high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, low ‘good’ HDL...

Eating too quickly increases risk of chronic illness

Researchers have shown that people who eat too quickly have a higher risk of obesity and metabolic disorder (diabetes, stroke and cardiovascular risk). Researchers from...

Overweight? Blame your gut bacteria

Overweight? Obese? Gut bacteria to the rescue Certain gut bacteria have been used to reverse obesity and Type-2 diabetes in animal studies (Proceedings of the...

Soluble fibre consumption boosts the immune system

University of Illinois researchers have shown that the consumption of soluble fibre – typically found in whole oats, psyllium, vegetables, pulses and nuts and...

Is there a link between antibiotics use and diabetes?

Does a history of Antibiotics lead to diabetes? According to researchers at New York University Langone Medical Centre, repeated use of antibiotics seems to alter...

Diabetes and obesity linked to in-home ‘chemicals of concern’

Common chemicals that you come into contact with every day in your own home, are linked to increasing rates of diabetes and obesity. So...