Monthly Archives: March 2019
“…an ecological issue; think potato famine, but on a global scale. Martin says if there’s increasing dominance by a few genetic lineages of crops, then the global agricultural system becomes increasingly susceptible to pests or diseases. He points to a deadly fungus that continues to devastate banana plantations around the world as an example.”
“Our results suggested that curcumin and resveratrol can regulate weaned piglet gut microbiota, down-regulate the TLR4 signaling pathway, alleviate intestinal inflammation, and ultimately increase intestinal immune function”
Prenatal and infant exposure to ambient pesticides and autism spectrum disorder in children: population based case-control study
Findings suggest that an offspring’s risk of autism spectrum disorder increases following prenatal exposure to ambient pesticides within 2000 m of their mother’s residence during pregnancy, compared with offspring of women from the same agricultural region without such exposure. Infant exposure could further increase risks for autism spectrum disorder with comorbid intellectual disability.
“Our results indicate that FMD cycles cause a reduction in intestinal inflammation, increase intestinal stem cells (ISCs), and promote the expansion of beneficial gut microbiota, resulting in improvements in IBD-associated phenotypes.”