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Yogurt linked with better heart health

Yogurt has long been touted as a health food because of its probiotic constituents. Now, there is evidence that regular yogurt consumption may reduce cardiovascular disease risk, according to a study published in the...

Gut Bacteria Linked to Age-Related Diseases

We have highlighted before the growing evidence of the health benefits of healthy gut bacteria. Now, a new study, published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, demonstrated that chronic inflammation in the elderly —...

Probiotics may relieve depression symptoms

Probiotics are known for their important role in digestive health. New research published in the journal of Gastroenterology shows that the effects of these friendly bacteria extend beyond the gut. The study, conducted on...

Probiotics for Seasonal Allergies

It’s spring, and with that, for many people, are seasonal allergies. There is good news, however, coming from recent research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In a double-blind study it was...

Probiotics and Alzheimer’s Prevention

We have reporting previously on the role of probiotics on cognition, but now research published in Nature suggests that there might be a further link to brain health, namely Alzheimer’s disease. The study shows...

Gut Microbes Influence Eye Disease

Most people know about the role of intestinal bacteria in digestion, but it may be surprise to learn that your likelihood of developing Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness. A study,...

Probiotics and Cognition

A recent study in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience  show that probiotics make a difference in cognition for older adults with Alzheimer’s Disease. This clinical trial was a randomized, double-blind, controlled study. In it, 60 Alzheimer patients...

Your Brain and Gut Bacteria

We take great care to eat yogurt, or replenish our gut bacteria after being on an antibiotic, but how these bacteria affect our brain is something we may not have thought about. An article...