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WORM! WORM! all the way

...of the National University of Ireland, Cork. Their gut movements are slower and the blood supply to that area differs from that seen in normal mice. A recent study of 50 people who had undergone a colostomy, or removal of part of the colon, to treat severe ulcerative colitis. They developed infections i...

Lose Weight With New Wonder Slimming FDA approved Prescription Drug

... of the fat eaten in a meal // to pass through the gut undigested. Your body cannot convert these excess calories to fatty tissue or use them as a source of energy. This will therfore help you to reduce your weight, maintain your lower weight and minimise any weight regain. The impact of Xenical treatm...

Garlic a day keeps cancer away

...d diallyl disulfide in garlic is known to make the gut produce enzymes that clear out cancer-causing part...found it increased levels of the cancer-protecting gut enzymes by up to 60 per cent when given in amounts equivalent// to a moderate daily intake in humans...

Probiotics can help

...s. Probiotics are live bacteria that colonise the gut and are presumed to promote healing by changing the balance of healthy and unhealthy bacteria.// They also act to boost immunity. They are present, either naturally or added, in certain foods as well as being also sold in tablet form as dietary suppl...

Constipation can be a cause

...isease may have some effect on the function of the gut long before it manifests itself elsewhere. Dr Robert Abbott, who led the research, said: "It could help us more effectively identify people with early or suspected disease or people at high risk of developing the disease in the future."The large st...

Alcohol within the body

...ple for longer. This could allow normally harmless gut bacteria to ferment the food and produce alcohol, which would then cause fat to form in the liver. Dr Diehl's team tested the theory on mice genetically engineered to be obese. The mice were fed on a diet that did not contain alcohol, and breath sa...

Take care of constipation

...ease may have// some effect on the function of the gut long before it manifests itself elsewhere. Dr Robert Abbott, who led the research, said: "It could help us more effectively identify people with early or suspected disease or people at high risk of developing the disease in the future." The large st...

Calcium reduces colon cancer risk

...e large intestine. The right side is higher up the gut and attached to the small intestine. The results of the study need to be confirmed by other research before a recommendation can be made regarding dietary calcium and colon cancer. The study is important because it suggests that adequate calcium in...

Liver key to extending life

...le in the body is to process blood coming from the gut by absorbing nutrients, metabolising fats, and pro...holes in their walls to allow blood going from the gut into the liver to be processed. Professor Le Couteur and team have found that in rats, baboons, an...

Enzyme stimulates growth of adult stem cells

...ght to be limited in potential--with, for example, gut stem cells giving rise to gut cells and brain stem cells producing only brain cells--although recent research has been challenging...

Gene researchers make Malaria-resistant mosquito

...a parasite needs to cross over from the mosquito's gut into the blood in order to fully develop. In their... of protein called SM1 that attaches itself to the gut wall of the mosquito, essentially blocking the parasite. The gene's activity is triggered when the ...

Extra hormone found to cut appetite by a third

...t stimulate or suppress hunger, is released by the gut as you eat. It tells the part of the brain that controls appetite when you are full.Dr. Rudolph L. Leibel, an obesity researcher , said it is unlikely that PYY alone will turn out to be the "magic bullet" against obesity, but it may prove useful in c...

Promising Treatment for Diabetes

...2 diabetes who received a continuous infusion of a gut hormone called glucagon-like peptide 1, or GLP-1, had significantly fewer of these complications than those who remained on standard oral medications. The study involved 16 patients. Eight remained on usual care and eight discontinued their usual or...

Babies Born By C- section At A Greater Risk for Allergies

...rches say their findings confirm the importance of gut bacteria in the development of the immune system response, and that C-section alters or delays “normal” bacterial colonization of the baby’s gut. They suggest vaginally delivered babies acquire those bacteria from the mother, whereas C-section babies...

Spray on contraceptive clears Phase I trial

...with oral dosing and variable transit times in the gut resulting in rapid fluctuations in plasma concentrations....

Good bacteria to rescue of colitis patients

...ively influence the composition of microbes in the gut and improve the health of the intestine. Remission of colitis was achieved in 63 percent of patients, while another 23 percent responded with improvement in their symptoms and with healing of the colon's lining. There were no adverse effects to the...

Cannabinoids drug for inflammatory bowel

...n that inflammatory bowel disease involves damaged gut linings," Wright said. (SOURCE: The Journal of Gastroenterology) ...

Sitagliptin, Under Investigation For Type 2 Diabetes

...PP-4 enzyme that normally inactivates the incretin gut hormones GLP-1 and GIP.The patients studied exhibited a safety and tolerability profile similar to placebo. In addition, patients taking Sitagliptin experienced no significant weight gain and a low risk of hypoglycaemia. Patients treated with glipizi...

Crohns Disease Could Be Caused By Gaps In The Intestinal Barrier

...r could be a cause of inflammatory diseases of the gut such as Crohn's Disease, which could have important implications for the treatment. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disorder that causes severe ulceration in the intestine, leading to pain, bleeding and diarrhoea. It is suspected that pati...

Scientists Have Found A Way To Make Junk Food Healthier

...ngthen mucus, the body's natural protection of the gut wall. It could slow down digestion and the uptake of nutrients in the body. The alginate is high in fibre and has proved to be palatable and safe, and as such is already in widespread use by the food industry as a gelling agent, to reconstitute pow...

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