Monthly Archives: March 2018
“Vitamin D has a specific influence on the bacterial communities in CD, but not in healthy controls.”
“In summary, we have shown that oral Abx treatment increases the risk of severe disease during flavivirus infection in mice, and we have illuminated a potential role for host microbial communities in promoting antiviral T cell responses during systemic virus infection.”
One of the first studies to explore the effects of calorie restriction on humans showed that cutting caloric intake by 15 percent for two years slowed aging and metabolism and protected against age-related disease.
“According to research by University of Pennsylvania neuroscientists, the brain has a way to suppress chronic pain when an animal is hungry, allowing it to go look for food while leaving intact the response to acute pain.”
“we screened more than 1,000 marketed drugs against 40 representative gut bacterial strains, and found that 24% of the drugs with human targets, including members of all therapeutic classes, inhibited the growth of at least one strain in vitro. “
“A new study lends further evidence to a suspected link between abnormal breast growth in young boys—called prepubertal gynecomastia—and regular exposure to lavender or tea tree oil, by finding that key chemicals in these common plant-derived oils act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals.”
“In a study that has implications for humans with inflammatory diseases, researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and colleagues have found that, given over a six-week period, the artificial sweetener sucralose, known by the brand name Splenda, worsens gut inflammation in mice with Crohn’s-like disease”
“Our findings are consistent with the animal literature, in that we detected several developmental perturbations of estrogen-responsive tissue,” the researchers wrote.
“Mice fed a standard diet but deprived of food every other day developed more efficient energy metabolism and improved running endurance.” Read more here.
“Short term, the ILCs in breast milk may help protect newborns from infection, and longer term help babies develop their own protective immune system, they report in JAMA Pediatrics.”