Study under review: The dynamics of the human infant gut microbiome in development and in progression toward type 1 diabetes
There is a lot of evidence to suggest the microscopic bacteria in our gut, known as the microbiome, plays a large role in health. The Study Deep Dives has discussed some of these roles in past issues (see: “Of mice and guts (and exercise performance)” and “Gut bugs and fiber” in Study Deep Dives #2, and “A mouse’s microbiome may cause its brain to leak” in Study Deep Dives #3). Some of the diseases in which the microbiome may be involved include irritable bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and even obesity. Recent evidence suggests that type I diabetes may be added to the list.
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Other Articles in Issue #06 (April 2015)
Blueberries every day keeps high blood pressure at bay
Blueberries may be a simple way to lower this important cardiovascular disease risk factor.
Driving a car blindfolded: the neurobiology of appetite
One of the most important contributers to weight gain may be modern hyperpalatable food. By Margaret Leitch
Can the paleo diet make metabolic syndrome ancient history?
Can a paleo diet improve risk factors for those who already have metabolic syndrome?
Kick the can: how BPA in canned drinks impacts blood pressure
BPA is everywhere, from receipts to canned foods. How exactly does it impact blood pressure?
Curry… brain food?
The widely-used Indian spice turmeric contains curcumin, which may help with DHA synthesis.
Can fiber change your emotions?
Due to the “gut-brain axis”, feeding gut bacteria might affect your emotions.
One pro of probiotic drinks: mitigating harm from overeating
Yakult is a widely-available probiotic drink. Might it have benefits for blood sugar control?
- Interview: Mike Ormsbee, Ph.D.
- Interview: Duane Mellor, Ph.D.
Another benefit of dark berries: blood sugar control
Using berries to better control blood sugar? Believe it.