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Digestion is the mechanical and chemical breaking down of food into smaller components, to a form that can be absorbed, for instance, into a blood stream. Digestion is a form of catabolism; a break-down of macro food molecules to smaller ones.
Specific milk protein may help strengthen the body's disease-fighting power, research reveals

Specific milk protein may help strengthen the body's disease-fighting power, research reveals

According to an innovative, new investigation published in Nutrition Journal, cow's milk containing only A2 protein has been shown to increase an essential antioxidant that may help strengthen the body's disease-fighting power. [More]
TUM scientists explore link between gastrointestinal microbiota and dietary fats

TUM scientists explore link between gastrointestinal microbiota and dietary fats

Gut bacteria play a little-understood role in the body’s energy balance, which is influenced by diet. However, the crucial nutritional components are unknown. A team at the Technical University of Munich was able to demonstrate for the very first time that mice without gastrointestinal microbiota grow obese when fed with dietary fat from plant sources, but not from animal sources. [More]
Gut bacterial composition affects metabolism, study finds

Gut bacterial composition affects metabolism, study finds

Mice that receive gut bacteria transplants from overweight humans are known to gain more weight than mice transplanted with gut bacteria from normal weight subjects, even when the mice are fed the same diet. [More]
New study shows link between defective sucrase-isomaltase gene variants and IBS

New study shows link between defective sucrase-isomaltase gene variants and IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects a large portion of the general population. New research coordinated by Karolinska Institutet now shows a link between defective sucrase-isomaltase gene variants and IBS. [More]
Study shows dietary benefits of cinnamon in animal model

Study shows dietary benefits of cinnamon in animal model

Adding cinnamon to your diet can cool your body by up to two degrees, according to research published today. [More]
Scientists solve structure of BinAB toxin that kills larvae of certain type of mosquitoes

Scientists solve structure of BinAB toxin that kills larvae of certain type of mosquitoes

Could we get rid of mosquitoes without polluting the environment? Yes, we can! The BinAB toxin, produced in crystal form by a bacterium, specifically kills the larvae of Culex and Anopheles mosquitoes, but it is inactive on tiger mosquitoes (or Aedes), the vectors for dengue fever and chikungunya. [More]
New discovery could potentially lead to treatments for Crohn's disease

New discovery could potentially lead to treatments for Crohn's disease

Scientists at the University of British Columbia have made a discovery that could potentially lead to treatments for a debilitating complication of Crohn's disease. [More]
QOL Medical to introduce new disease awareness-raising tool at WCPGHAN 2016

QOL Medical to introduce new disease awareness-raising tool at WCPGHAN 2016

QOL Medical, LLC announced today they will introduce a ground breaking hyper-targeted marketing tool at the 5th Annual World Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, from October 5th-8th 2016 in Montreal, Canada. [More]
Type of bacteria in the gut may increase or decrease risk of developing celiac disease

Type of bacteria in the gut may increase or decrease risk of developing celiac disease

About 40 per cent of the population have a genetic disposition to celiac disease, but only about one per cent develop the autoimmune condition when exposed to gluten, and this could be promoted by the type of bacteria present in the gut. [More]
Soluble corn fiber can help build and retain calcium in bone during adolescence and post-menopause

Soluble corn fiber can help build and retain calcium in bone during adolescence and post-menopause

Supplementing with soluble corn fiber at two critical times in a woman's life - adolescence and post-menopause - can help build and retain calcium in bone, according to new research from Purdue University. [More]
Ginger-derived nanoparticles may be good medicine for inflammatory bowel disease

Ginger-derived nanoparticles may be good medicine for inflammatory bowel disease

A recent study by researchers at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center took them to a not-so-likely destination: local farmers markets. They went in search of fresh ginger root. [More]
UAdeC scientists develop jelly-based shell granada to help lower blood sugar levels

UAdeC scientists develop jelly-based shell granada to help lower blood sugar levels

The development reduces the excess blood glucose and cheap to produce and easy. To innovate in natural treatments easy access to the Mexican population to combat diabetes, scientists from the Autonomous University of Coahuila developed a jelly-based shell Granada that meets as a functional food to lower blood sugar levels, it say, excess blood sugar. [More]
New guide offers person-centred analysis of people living with dementia

New guide offers person-centred analysis of people living with dementia

The Good Care Group offer high quality live in care services, for elderly people to live in their home for as long as possible. [More]
MIT engineers develop new way to visualize RNA molecules in higher resolution

MIT engineers develop new way to visualize RNA molecules in higher resolution

Cells contain thousands of messenger RNA molecules, which carry copies of DNA's genetic instructions to the rest of the cell. MIT engineers have now developed a way to visualize these molecules in higher resolution than previously possible in intact tissues, allowing researchers to precisely map the location of RNA throughout cells. [More]
Researchers design E. coli-based transport capsule to help fight pneumococcal disease

Researchers design E. coli-based transport capsule to help fight pneumococcal disease

Most people recoil at the thought of ingesting E. coli. But what if the headline-grabbing bacteria could be used to fight disease? [More]
Delivery mode, exposure to antibiotics and feeding method linked to change in baby's microbial communities

Delivery mode, exposure to antibiotics and feeding method linked to change in baby's microbial communities

Birth by C-section, exposure to antibiotics and formula feeding slow the development and decrease the diversity of a baby's microbes through the first year of life. That is the finding of a study led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center and published June 15 in the journal Science Translational Medicine. [More]
Cells grown from pluripotent stem cells can pair with heart muscle cells to stimulate contractions

Cells grown from pluripotent stem cells can pair with heart muscle cells to stimulate contractions

Researchers at Johns Hopkins report that a type of lab-grown human nerve cells can partner with heart muscle cells to stimulate contractions. [More]
Minimal zinc deficiency can impede human and animal health

Minimal zinc deficiency can impede human and animal health

The trace element zinc has an impact on the essential metabolic functions of most living organisms. New research carried out by the Chair of Animal Nutrition at the Technical University of Munich has found that even minimal zinc deficiency impairs digestion, albeit without any typical symptoms such as skin problems or fatigue. [More]
More effective absorption with a pioneering oral vitamin spray

More effective absorption with a pioneering oral vitamin spray

What a difference a spray makes when it comes to effectively absorbing key nutrients, say health pioneers BetterYou following the BBC’s 'The Truth About Healthy Eating' programme which aired last week (2 June). [More]
Scientists find tiny organisms in upper female reproductive tract once thought to be sterile

Scientists find tiny organisms in upper female reproductive tract once thought to be sterile

They're inside our gut, on the skin, and in the mouth. Thousands of different types of micro-organisms live in and on the body, playing helpful roles in digestion or in aiding the body's natural defense system. [More]
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