Gut microbiota can influence the cognitive development of the child

Gut microbiota can influence the cognitive development of the child

A new research, developed at the Department of Psychiatry of the University of North Carolina, and published in Biological Psychiatry, shows that the intestinal microbiota can influence the cognitive development of the child, The researchers analyzed faecal samples from children from one year until development to determine the bacterial composition of their intestine. At the age of two, some children scored significantly better on cognitive...

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CRP is a marker of bipolar disorders?

CRP is a marker of bipolar disorders?

A very interesting study, of the Deakin University School of Medicine, in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, published online Nov. 9 in The Lancet Psychiatry, shows that the changes in the buff and conditions of mania in patients with bipolar disorder, is associated with high levels C-reactive protein (CRP), a known inflammatory biomarker Currently there are no reliable biomarkers for bipolar disorder, although evidence indicates the CRP as a...

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Obesity and intestinal microbiota

Obesity and intestinal microbiota

In the pathogenesis of obesity, various factors interact in a very detailed and complex manner: behavioral, psychological, environmental, metabolic, neuro-immune-endocrine. Several studies have shown a relationship between intestine microbiota and obesity. Even though not univocally, studies that have been carried out in mice and humans have shown a change in the composition of the intestinal microbiota in obese subjects with an increase in...

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Transplantation of feces or fecal bacteriotherapy

Transplantation of feces or fecal bacteriotherapy

The “yellow soup” was a therapy described in Chinese medical texts in the 4th century after Christ, to cure certain serious intestinal infections. The technique used for the fecal bacteriotherapy has been being developed since 2003 by Dr. Thomas J. Borody’s team in Australia, as an alternative treatment in pseudomembranous colitis. In the same year a research team from SMDC Medical Center in Minnesota published a work that for the first time...

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The importance of intestinal microbiota in the maintenance of the intestinal immune homeostasis.

The importance of intestinal microbiota in the maintenance of the intestinal immune homeostasis.

The importance of plant fiber in the diet is so in the prevention of chronic degenerative diseases. Among the many molecules of non-digestible carbohydrates we have pectins, the oligofructose, inulin, cellulose, resistant starch and beta-glucans. The term “non-digestible carbohydrates” is given to them because their bonds are not split by amylase and disaccharidases. For that is important in diet the assumption of this food. From...

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