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Tracking Environmental Chemicals' Effects on Gut Inflammation
Harvard researchers have developed a new way to screen environmental chemicals for inflammatory effects, especially in the GI tract.
Rating the New Weight-Loss Meds
More and more people are trying to lose weight to protect their health. Four new medications, in addition to diet and exercise, can help.
Digestion breaks down food into byproducts that can be either good or not-so-good for our memories. It's all about the foods we eat.
A Low-Cal Sweetener with Gut Benefits
Researchers are working on a new artificial sweetener that, unlike current offerings, boosts good gut microbes as it cuts calories.
Time to Up Your Fiber?
Even a small increase in your fiber intake can make a significant difference in your gut health. Pretty much any fiber supplement can help.
Have a Beer and Recharge Your Gut Microbiome
The polyphenols and other compounds found in its hops, barley and yeast in beer -- even non-alcoholic brands --are good for the gut.
IBD and Depression, A Two-Way Street
It's no surprise that inflammatory bowel disease increases one's risk of depression, but depression raises the risk of IBD, too.
Red Meat May Not Be to Blame
Red meat and processed meats have been believed to contribute to colon cancer. New evidence suggests that may not be the case.
Depression's Ties to the Gut
Two gut bacteria keep showing up as more likely to be present among those with depression. Here's what you can do to ease the connection.
What Food Additives May Be Doing to Your Gut
Emulsifiers make foods smooth and creamy. They also appear to disrupt our gut microbes, contributing to inflammation, Crohn's and colitis.
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