What does the general public know about the importance of their microbiome, where do they go for information and what do they do to improve their gut health? A survey on 1,000 adults has answered these questions and more.
Researchers continue to link diet with gut health as a US team find fruit, vegetable and whole grain consumption results in higher beneficial bacteria whilst diets that include fat, alcohol, and added sugar result in higher harmful bacteria numbers.
Network marketing giant Amway has deepened its partnership with biological research firm Microbiome Insights with the release of the largest study yet to look at factors influencing skin and oral microbiome diversity.
Belgium’s Federal Agency for Food Chain Safety (AFSCA) warns consumers to avoid the same curcumin-based supplement known to Italian authorities after the country also reports cases of acute cholestatic hepatitis.
Supplementation with Akkermansia muciniphila may improve insulin sensitivity and cholesterol levels in a study that points to the gut bacterium’s effect on weight and metabolic syndrome related traits.