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News tag: gut bacteria


autism

Autism symptoms improved in child after taking antibiotics for strep throat


27 Mar, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Antibiotic amoxilin, typically used for strep throat, prompted dramatic improvements in autistic boy, resulting in study of the link between brains of autistic children and gut bacteria. Leader of the research, John Rodakis, decided to initiate the research after his autistic son showed significant improvements, such as maintaining eye contact,…

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Common ingredient in processed foods alter gut bacteria


26 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Many processed foods contain an ingredient that might increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and metabolic syndrome, new study suggests. Emulsifiers, a common ingredient in foods, improve the food texture and prolong its shelf-life. Experiments on mice, however, showed that emulsifiers contribute to modifications in bacteria population in…