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Obesity , the Gut and the Microbiome

Weight influenced by microbes in the gut http://www.kcl.ac.uk Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body, according to a study by researchers at King’s College London and Cornell … Continue reading

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DDT linked to problems in Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes

Pesticide DDT linked to slow metabolism, obesity and diabetes http://www.news.ucdavis.edu The study is the first to show that developmental exposure to DDT increases the risk of females later developing a cluster of conditions that include increased body fat, blood glucose … Continue reading

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Newly Discovered Gut Virus – Linked to Diabetes ,Obesity – Implications for Autism ?

Novel Virus Discovered in Half the World’s Population http://newscenter.sdsu.edu SDSU virologists and biologists have identified a highly abundant, never-before-described virus that could play a major role in obesity, diabetes. Odds are, there’s a virus living inside your gut that has … Continue reading

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Probiotics as Therapeutic Treatment in Obesity and Insulin Resistance

Study examines therapeutic bacteria’s ability to prevent obesity http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2014/07/bacteria-prevent-obesity/ A probiotic that prevents obesity could be on the horizon. Bacteria that produce a therapeutic compound in the gut inhibit weight gain, insulin resistance and other adverse effects of a high-fat … Continue reading

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Microbial Dysbiosis – Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Autism and Obesity

Intestinal microbiota and its effects on the immune system. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cmi.12301/full Full Paper at Link Abstract The microbiota colonizes every surface exposed to the external world and in the gut, it plays important roles in physiological functions such as the maturation … Continue reading

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Paternal Obesity and Autism

Parental obesity and autism risk in the child http://www.fhi.no Several studies have looked at possible links between maternal obesity during pregnancy and the risk of developmental disorders in the child. However, paternal obesity could be a greater risk factor than … Continue reading

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Gut Flora, Obesity and Health

Intestinal flora linked to health of obese people http://www.vib.be An international consortium MetaHIT, which includes the research group of Jeroen Raes (VIB / Vrije Universiteit Brussel), publishes in the leading journal Nature that there is a link between richness of … Continue reading

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Beneficial Bacteria – Obesity, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Autism

A Home for the Microbiome http://www.caltech.edu/content/home-microbiome Caltech biologists identify, for the first time, a mechanism by which beneficial bacteria reside and thrive in the gastrointestinal tract The human body is full of tiny microorganisms—hundreds to thousands of species of bacteria … Continue reading

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Obesity , Gut Microbes and Cancer

Obesity-induced gut microbial metabolite promotes liver cancer through senescence secretome http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v499/n7456/full/nature12347.html?WT.ec_id=NATURE-20130704 Obesity has become more prevalent in most developed countries over the past few decades, and is increasingly recognized as a major risk factor for several common types of cancer1. … Continue reading

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Gut Bacteria in Obesity – Implications for Autism ?

Differences in gut microbiota composition between obese and lean children: a cross-sectional study http://www.gutpathogens.com/content/5/1/10/abstract Abstract (provisional) Background An altered gut microbiota composition has recently been linked to obesity. The principal aim of this study is to investigate and compare the … Continue reading

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