Microbiome

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Thorne: Gut bacteria variability impacts drug efficacy

By Olivia Haslam

Pharma should be thinking more about the microbiome, as growing evidence reveals its significant impact on drug efficacy, a personalized nutrition expert revealed during NutraIngredients’ 2024 Probiota event.

Dr Armpit: Eliminating body odour with ‘good’ bacteria

Dr Armpit: Eliminating body odour with ‘good’ bacteria

By Olivia Brown

There may be significant opportunities to harness the skin microbiome to control body odours with the discovery that strong bacterial diversity, high levels of Cyanobacterium species and low levels of Staphylococci are associated with unpleasant odours.

Studies show gut microbiome influences ovarian aging

Studies show gut microbiome influences ovarian aging

By Claudia Adrien

Mounting evidence suggests a bidirectional relationship between the gut and ovarian aging, according to Chinese researchers who reviewed studies linking the gut microbiota to ovarian function.

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The Gut Stuff on using the ‘shock factor’ in the right way

By Olivia Brown

The Gut Stuff, an education brand founded by sisters from the Zoe TwinsUK microbiome study cohort, is working to spread microbiome science knowledge by cutting through the noise on and offline with an ethical approach to shock factor tactics.

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Are preservatives killing good gut bacteria?

By Donna Eastlake

Research from the University of Chicago has found that one of the most widely used food preservatives, nisin, has a damaging effect on the good bacteria in our gut

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Could eating beans aid cancer prevention?

By Donna Eastlake

Research suggests consuming nutrient and fibre-rich foods, such as beans, which support the health of good bacteria in the gut, could help in the prevention and treatment of colorectal cancer

The impact of modern living on microbiome profile and allergies

The impact of modern living on microbiome profile and allergies

By Claudia Adrien

A new review by Australia-based researchers suggests there is a shortage of proven and reliable microbiome-based interventions for allergic disorders. Writing in the World Allergy Organization Journal, the scientists connect this to the interaction between...

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Research reveals potential role of microbiome in fertility

By Olivia Brown

The dominance of bacteria Lactobacillus spp. in the female reproductive tract is associated with improved pregnancy outcomes while vaginal and endometrial dysbiosis may reduce the chances of successful embryonic implantation, according to a new review.

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NI Award winner reveals fast-paced adaption strategy

By Olivia Haslam

Seven years after winning the NutraIngredients Award for Service Provider of the Year, analyze & realize attributes its continued success to multifaceted expertise and broadening horizons.

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Study suggests Bimuno prebiotic reduces sleep disturbance impact

By Olivia Brown

New research finds that Clasado Biosciences’ prebiotic Bimuno GOS (B-GOS) significantly improved quality of life measures across areas of gastrointestinal health and sleep in individuals suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and sleep disturbances.

Zoe introduces kefir shot to gut health market

New Zoe Gut Shot a 'big step forward' for gut health market

By Nikki Hancocks

A probiotic kefir shot developed by the personalised nutrition scientists at Zoe has been hailed “a big step forward for the gut-health macro trend”, with industry pundits applauding the science-first product development approach.

B-group vitamins show potential as prebiotic candidates

B-group vitamins show potential as prebiotic candidates

By Claudia Adrien

Vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9 and B12 may beneficially modulate the gut microbiome, although they may not act as direct substrates for intestinal microbial fermentation, according to a review published in the Journal of Nutrition.

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Synbiotic supplementation may ease long COVID: RCT

By Stephen Daniells

Supplementation with a prebiotic-probiotic combination may help with some long COVID problems such as fatigue, memory, concentration and gastrointestinal upset, says a new large study from Hong Kong.

Probiota Day 1: First 1,000 Days & Skin Health

Probiota Day 1: First 1,000 Days & Skin Health

By Stephen Daniells

With just five weeks to go before the start of Probiota in Milan, NutraIngredients previews what attendees can expect each day of this three-day microbiome extravaganza.

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