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Bacteria in newborn's stool may indicate risk of obesity

By Nikki Hancocks

The bacteria found in a baby's first stool can predict its likelihood of becoming overweight by the age of three, according to a new prospective, population‐based study, suggesting a child's risk of obesity may to start during pregnancy.

‘Microbial Noah’s Ark’to preserve the diversity of human microbiota

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‘Microbial Noah’s Ark’to preserve the diversity of human microbiota

By Stephen Daniells

A new biobank known as the Microbiota Vault recently received the go ahead to move on to the pilot stage: The ultimate goal is to gather beneficial microorganisms from human populations whose microbiomes are uncompromised by antibiotics, processed diets...

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Prebiotic and probiotic interventions may ease depression in adults

By Danielle Masterson

Millions of people suffer from depression across the globe. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness each year. The most common treatment methods for depression are antidepressant...

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