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Butyrate and propionate are two important short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) produced in the human gut. They have been shown to have significant immune system effects in the intestinal mucosa, by inducing the differentiation of T-regulatory cells via inhibition of histone deacetylase (HDAC). This enzyme keeps chromatin from unwinding and, therefore, inhibits gene transcription.
Identifying foods that trigger IBS: an interview with Dr Bill Chey

Identifying foods that trigger IBS: an interview with Dr Bill Chey

Study finds link between gut flora and fat distribution in children and teenagers

Study finds link between gut flora and fat distribution in children and teenagers

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

TUM scientists isolate and archive cultured bacterial strains from mouse microbiome

TUM scientists isolate and archive cultured bacterial strains from mouse microbiome

Resistant starch in diet improves balance of gut bacteria, decreases cholesterol

Resistant starch in diet improves balance of gut bacteria, decreases cholesterol

High fibre diet can help reduce food allergies

High fibre diet can help reduce food allergies

Food allergies linked to diet and gut microbiome

Food allergies linked to diet and gut microbiome

New study sheds light on link between gut microbiome and the brain

New study sheds light on link between gut microbiome and the brain

Studies show mango consumption may contribute to protective health effects

Studies show mango consumption may contribute to protective health effects

Substances from tequila plant may help treat osteoporosis

Substances from tequila plant may help treat osteoporosis

Liver's cannabinoid receptors could be targeted to combat liver cancer in some patients

Liver's cannabinoid receptors could be targeted to combat liver cancer in some patients

Diet missing soluble fiber promotes inflammation in the intestines, leading to weight gain

Diet missing soluble fiber promotes inflammation in the intestines, leading to weight gain

Gut bacteria may increase risk of metabolic syndrome

Gut bacteria may increase risk of metabolic syndrome

Study shows how dietary fatty acids affect development and progression of multiple sclerosis

Study shows how dietary fatty acids affect development and progression of multiple sclerosis

Purple potatoes may help prevent colon cancer

Purple potatoes may help prevent colon cancer

Researchers show how microbiota protects against type 1 diabetes development

Researchers show how microbiota protects against type 1 diabetes development

New collection of papers adds to mounting evidence of gut microbiome’s influential role in health

New collection of papers adds to mounting evidence of gut microbiome’s influential role in health

Enhancing body's gut defense system can reverse bloodstream infections

Enhancing body's gut defense system can reverse bloodstream infections

Researchers find strong association between lifestyles of indigenous communities and gut microbiome

Researchers find strong association between lifestyles of indigenous communities and gut microbiome

Findings could accelerate development of prebiotic medicines for bowel problems, autoimmune diseases

Findings could accelerate development of prebiotic medicines for bowel problems, autoimmune diseases

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