Tag Archives: Microbial

Study sheds new light on importance of human breast milk ingredient

Phyllis Picklesimer EurekAlert URBANA – A new University of Illinois study shows that human milk oligosaccharides, or HMO, produce short-chain fatty acids that feed a beneficial microbial population in the infant gut. Not only that, the bacterial composition adjusts as … Continue reading

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Pistachio consumption may promote a beneficial gut environment

Kim Bedwell EurekAlert First-of-its-kind research presented as an abstract at the 2012 American Society for Nutrition suggests eating pistachios may positively impact bacterial profile of the digestive tract. SAN DIEGO, April 24, 2012—A preliminary 16-person study suggests that eating pistachios … Continue reading

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Rainforest plant combats multi-resistant bacterial strains

Jes Gitz Holler EurekAlert Aggressive infections in hospitals are an increasing health problem worldwide. The development of bacterial resistance is alarming. Now a young Danish scientist has found a natural substance in a Chilean rainforest plant that effectively supports the … Continue reading

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