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Coffee drinkers might have healthier gut microbiotas, finds study

  New research suggests that heavy coffee drinkers have healthier compositions of bacteria in their guts. New research shines some light on the mechanisms behind coffee’s effects by looking at the links between coffee and the health of the gut microbiota. Dr Li Jiao, from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, is the […]

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Just 2 glasses of soft drinks daily tied to higher death risk

Because the findings are that of an observational study, they do not prove that regular soft drink consumption drives early death. However, the research team concludes that the results endorse health initiatives to reduce public consumption of such beverages. A recent paper in JAMA Internal Medicine describes how the international study group analysed data on […]

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Regulating gut bacteria might help manage anxiety, finds 11 of 21 studies

People who experience anxiety symptoms might be helped by taking steps to regulate the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic and non-probiotic food and supplements, suggests a review of studies published today in the journal General Psychiatry. Anxiety symptoms are common in people with mental diseases and a variety of physical disorders, especially in disorders […]

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