A low diversity of gut bacteria may help explain heart attacks in young people, women and certain ethnic groups.
Doctors are trialling faecal transplants to treat a range of gut and other conditions.
There's growing evidence poo transplants can work for some conditions, including a type of diarrhoea. But they're not for everyone.
Gordon has made humble gut microbes one of the most talked about health topics of the last decade.
A batch of ‘crapsules’
Would you freeze your poo for a rainy day of ill health?
Tests on mice have shown certain antibiotic-resistant gut bacteria can be treated with faecal transplants.
Two of the most common antibiotic-resistant bacteria circulating in hospitals can be wiped out by transplanting faeces from a healthy animal into the gut of an infected one, a study on mice has found.
Yep, you guessed it.
The idea of faecal transplants was taken a step further in the recent story of Catherine Duff who, fed up with the crippling pains and diarrhoea caused by yet another C. difficile infection, decided to…