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  • Increased flatulence from eating plant-based diet found to indicate healthier gut microbiome

    A team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions across Spain has found that the increase in flatulence experienced by people switching to a plant-based diet is an indication of a healthier gut microbiome.

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  • Ulcerative colitis and weight gain

    Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and bloody stools. Although weight loss is a common symptom of UC, the condition can sometimes cause a person to gain weight.

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  • Can probiotics and prebiotics restore your gut after antibiotics?

    People at high risk of diarrhea after antibiotics may benefit from consuming probiotic—as well as prebiotic—foods daily. There is also emerging evidence that combining specific probiotics and prebiotics can increase the beneficial effects of both.

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  • Physicians demystify common gastrointestinal issues

    If the thought of talking to your doctor—or anyone—about constipation, diarrhea, bloating, hemorrhoids, and other similar issues gives you stomach cramps, you aren't alone.

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  • Low-fiber, high-fat diets adversely impact the gut

    Changes to the gut microbiome are known to affect metabolic health. Physiologists at Laval University in Canada have discovered that diets containing low fiber and high fat cause significant shifts in the composition of the gut microbiome—the collection of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other multicellular microorganisms that live in the gastrointestinal system. The study is published in the American Journal of Physiology—Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology.

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  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases