Synbiotics May Help Liver Disease

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Here’s a disturbing statistic: more than 60% of patients with type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity or abnormal lipid numbers may also have fatty liver disease, the non-alcoholic kind. The problem is that there are few treatments. Management centers focuses on the metabolic problems. A new paper from Oxana Mikhailovna Drapkina and Vladimir TrofimovichIvashkin at First Moscow State Medical University … Read More

One Pediatrician Talks Probiotics

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Should pediatric infectious disease physicians be using probiotics? This question is pondered by Joan L Robinson, a physician at University of Alberta and Stollery Children’s Hospital in Canada writing in a recent issue of The Canadian Journal of Infectious Disease and Medical Microbiology. The author describes the many reasons probiotics are believed to work as well as why effectiveness is … Read More

Probiotics Cool on Inflammation

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Inflammation. A fiery term which is much bandied about these days. Is inflammation the culprit in, as it appears, the majority of diseases and symptoms? Sore neck? Perhaps it’s an inflamed tendon. Wheezing and coughing? Perhaps it’s the inflammation of an asthma attack. The list goes on: irritable bowel, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases. Heart disease, obesity and diabetes … Read More

Probiotics Show Guts in Gluten-Free Diet

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Sticking to a gluten-free diet is difficult, if not impossible, even given the thousands of new products expunged of the problem protein. Many people with celiac disease and many others not diagnosed with the autoimmune disorder cannot process wheat (gliadin—part of the gluten), or rye (secalin) or barley (hordein), leading to small bowel damage. The main causes of celiac disease are: … Read More

Aspirin Lowers Probiotic Numbers

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Side effects to medications run the gamut: from barely noticeable such as  dry mouth to the drastic one hundred pound weight gain or double-digit spike in blood pressure. The elderly suffer a double whammy in that they usually take more drugs at the same time their guts are struggling to keep up.  A graduate student at North Carolina Agricultural and … Read More