Anti-nutrients naturally occur in food and can block the amount of other nutrients available for your body to use. But their effects aren't all bad, which is why they're undergoing an image makeover.
You're working out, feeling great – until your stomach starts to churn and you're sidelined with a bout of nausea. Here's what's happening in your body and how to avoid this common effect of exercise.
Your stomach works very hard with some other body parts to break down food into small pieces. Your body takes in what it needs and the rest is turned into poo.
A sanitised environment can mean fewer helpful bacteria. That has some surprising consequences for the health of children.
Trillions of microorganisms living inside your digestive system may influence your health and even your weight. Here's how your gut may communicate with your brain, bone marrow and immune system.
New parenthood got our fluid dynamics experts thinking about what ends up in the diaper. They headed to the zoo and the lab to come up with a cohesive physics story for how defecation works.
Pandas are bears – but two million years ago they stopped eating meat. Their digestive systems have not yet adapted, though. Do upset stomachs make panda pregnancy more difficult?
Female mice may hold the key to prevent Crohn’s disease found Michigan State researchers. The study found female mice have…
Researchers have conducted the first study to conclusively demonstrate that microbes can promote the absorption of dietary…
Lying down and chewing cud is a crucial part of a cow’s digestive process, new research has confirmed, rather than a sign…