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Vitamin D plays an important role in early life, supporting bone metabolism and the healthy development of a baby’s immunity. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Vitamin D supplements are vital for baby’s gut microbiome: Study

By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Washington D.C. [USA]
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 03:40 PM IST
The study, published in the journal Gut Microbes, found that vitamin D supplementation is associated with compositional changes in a baby’s microbiome--notably a lower abundance of the bacteria Megamonas--at three months of age.
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A team led by an Indian-origin scientist has identified a dead probiotic that can reduce age-related leaky gut and control harmful, ageing-related inflammation.(wakeforestuniversity)
A team led by an Indian-origin scientist has identified a dead probiotic that can reduce age-related leaky gut and control harmful, ageing-related inflammation.(wakeforestuniversity)

Indian-origin scientist finds dead probiotic that can fix leaky gut

By Indo Asian News Service | New York
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 09:51 AM IST
Leaky gut, in which microbes and bacteria in the gut leak into the blood stream through holes or cracks in the intestinal lining, causes an increase in low-grade inflammation, and these conditions are common in older people.
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Researchers have found that people with a certain type of bacteria in their gut may be at a greater risk of developing bowel cancer.(Shutterstock)
Researchers have found that people with a certain type of bacteria in their gut may be at a greater risk of developing bowel cancer.(Shutterstock)

Gut bacteria may increase bowel cancer risk

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service, London
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2019 05:08 PM IST
The gut microbiome is the collection of fungi, bacteria and viruses within our gut. There is an increasing evidence that the make-up of the microbiome plays a role in human health and the body’s susceptibility to disease.
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Wondering what is the secret to having a healthy lifestyle? A good night’s sleep is the answer.(Unsplash)
Wondering what is the secret to having a healthy lifestyle? A good night’s sleep is the answer.(Unsplash)

Wondering what is the secret to having a healthy lifestyle? A good night’s sleep is the answer

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2019 02:19 PM IST
Indians get the least amount of nightly sleep on an average after Japan at 7 hours 1 minute, 48 minutes lesser than the average nightly sleep of users in UK, US and Ireland.
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UVB exposure boosted the richness and evenness of their microbiome to levels indistinguishable from the supplemented group, whose microbiome was not significantly changed.(Unsplash)
UVB exposure boosted the richness and evenness of their microbiome to levels indistinguishable from the supplemented group, whose microbiome was not significantly changed.(Unsplash)

Sunlight exposure may alter gut bacteria for good

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Toronto
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 03:56 PM IST
Exposure to UVB in sunlight is well-known to drive vitamin D production in the skin, and recent studies suggest that the sunshine vitamin alters the human gut microbiome, according to the study published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology.
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Negative changes in the gut microbiome have been previously linked to obesity, and green tea has been shown to promote healthy bacteria.(Unsplash)
Negative changes in the gut microbiome have been previously linked to obesity, and green tea has been shown to promote healthy bacteria.(Unsplash)

Green tea may cut obesity risk, other health disorders

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 02:58 PM IST
The finding has prompted an upcoming study of green tea’s potential benefits in people at high risk of diabetes and heart disease.
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Here’s how you can ensure good gut health for your child.(Shutterstock)
Here’s how you can ensure good gut health for your child.(Shutterstock)

Get your child to eat healthy throughout childhood for good gut health

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2018 11:50 AM IST
The gut is home to a highly complex microbial community consisting of trillions of diverse tiny microorganisms, collectively called the microbiota. In a healthy state, these microorganisms work in harmony with the body to help digest food, generate and use energy and promote normal organ and immune function.
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Promoting the development of healthy gut bacteria through appropriate nutritional interventions could go a long way in boosting overall health. (Representational photo)(Hindustan Times)
Promoting the development of healthy gut bacteria through appropriate nutritional interventions could go a long way in boosting overall health. (Representational photo)(Hindustan Times)

Gut microbes are critical enablers

By Nachiket Mor and Chris Damman
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2018 08:03 PM IST
Promote healthy gut bacteria through appropriate nutritional interventions to boost overall health
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Consumption of walnuts can lead to better gut health.(Shutterstock)
Consumption of walnuts can lead to better gut health.(Shutterstock)

Walnuts may reduce colorectal cancer risk by impacting gut bacteria

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2018 04:49 PM IST
If you regularly eat walnuts, it could improve your gut health, which inturn would reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.
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A collection of bacteria and other microbes in the gut — could be a highly accurate predictor of hospitalisations for patients with cirrhosis.(Shutterstock)
A collection of bacteria and other microbes in the gut — could be a highly accurate predictor of hospitalisations for patients with cirrhosis.(Shutterstock)

How to predict risk of hospitalisation from chronic liver damage

By HT Correspondent | Asian News International
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2018 04:14 PM IST
A new study says that gut microbes could help predict the risk of hospitalisation for patients with chronic liver damage.
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