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Nature News – Gut study divides people into three types

Posted on 8th July 2011 | 1 comment
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“Just as there are a few major blood types that divide up the world, so too, a study has found, there are just three types of gut-microbe populations. The result could help to pinpoint the causes of obesity and inflammatory bowel disease, and to personalize medicine.”

“A person’s gut type might help to determine …

BBC Radio 4 Food Programme on legislation for health claims for foods

The Food Programme looks at new legislation controlling how food companies can make health claims for their products. There’s a segment in there about a research group who look at prebiotics and probiotics, particularly yoghurts, which is funded by the food industry. Note how, when he talks about the benefits of strains of bifidus, the …

New York Times – certain probiotics can reduce diarrohea

Posted on 19th November 2009 | 1 comment
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Funny that this article suggests that some probiotics can prevent diarrhoea, when the advertising seems to hint much more at alleviating “bloating” – which implies constipation rather than diarrhoea…

Read the full article : Probiotics: Looking Underneath the Yogurt Label