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Viagra analog found to reduce obesity without caloric intake reduction

The Johns Hopkins research team found that the drug, a “cousin” to Viagra, reduced the groups median body weight by -27.5% in female mice and -19.5% in male mice. Obesity

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Overconsumption of fructose increases gut surface and nutrient absorption

According to a new study, eating fructose causes cells in the digestive tract to change in a way that allows it to take in more nutrients. These alterations could explain

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Research suggests intestinal bacteria helps prevent tumors

The microbiome is believed to play a role in the development of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases, trigger diabetes, produce obesity, and even cause neurological diseases like multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s

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Study finds artificial sweeteners alter healthy gut bacteria to be pathogenic

The new study is the first to show that some of the most commonly used artificial sweeteners have pathogenic effects on two types of gut bacteria, E. coli (Escherichia coli)

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Insufficient tryptophan alters gut microbiota as we age, increases inflammation

The researchers observed large increases in IL-6, IL-17A, and IL-1a, as well as a major reduction in IL-27, a cytokine that serves to activate regulatory T cells in the gut,

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Changing from a high-fat western diet to a balanced diet could reduce skin and joint inflammation

According to the researchers, a Western diet appears to be sufficient to cause microbial imbalance and enhance sensitivity to IL-23-mediated psoriasis-like skin inflammation. According to a study headed by UC