COVID-19 can attack your gastrointestinal tract, and those with symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting may have a worse version of the disease.
Your gut plays an important role in building your immune defences. Don't neglect it.
The science behind direct-to-consumer gut microbe testing is in its infancy. Here's what you need to know if you've been tempted to get your microbiome analysed.
Probiotics sold in tablets or capsules don't need to be refrigerated to work.
Knowing what genes cause antibiotic resistance -- and where they are in the body -- is critical for preventing further antibiotic resistance.
Our research found that following a Mediterranean diet was linked with less frailty, inflammation, and maintaining better cognitive function.
For your 2020 New Year's resolutions, think about keeping the microbes that live inside your gut healthy. Look after them and they'll look after you.
Individual gut microbe species are less important for our health than teams of microbes working together.
Drunk without drinking? Liver damage without drinking? Gut bacteria might be the cause.
We found that drinking red wine is linked with an increase in gut bacteria diversity.
Emulsifiers are in everything from ice cream to mayonnaise.
Gut microbiota are better predictors of belly fat than diet.
Large studies are unpicking the complex relationships between food, metabolism and health.
Just like the gut, the skin and the mouth, the eye also has a collection of microbes that keep it healthy. Understanding the eye microbiome may lead to new probiotic therapies.
Study finds changes to gut microbiome begin as soon as migrants move to the US and continue to change over decades.
When immigrants come to the US, it isn't just the people who assimilate. The microbes in their gut also become Westernized after living here. This may predispose them to diseases like obesity.
A sanitised environment can mean fewer helpful bacteria. That has some surprising consequences for the health of children.
Cancer immunotherapies are considered as revolutionary. But many cancer patients don't respond to them. In a new clinical trial, researchers are testing whether gut microbes are the key to remission.
Probiotics have been proclaimed by many as the answer to all sorts of health issues and conditions. But what exactly are probiotics? And, more importantly, should you be taking them?
Halting the rapid rise in inflammatory bowel disease will require a proactive approach to medicine, and a focus on the gut.