Optimal intake of B-type procyanidins, a class of polyphenols found in apples, cocoa, and red wine, is linked to metabolic and the hormesis of hemodynamic responses.
Researchers reveal significant differences in gut bacteria in patients with multiple sclerosis compared to those without the autoimmune disease. The study also uncovered novel mechanisms by which the bacteria may influence the disease.
Fat entering the intestines triggers a signal that is conducted across the neurons and to the brain, driving the desire for fatty foods.
Non-invasive stimulation of the vagus nerve can help strengthen communication between the stomach and brain within minutes.
Opioids impact the gut microbiome of developing fetuses, altering metabolic pathways and increasing the risks of both neurological and behavioral differences later in life.
For those with heart disease risk factors, daily consumption of green tea extract can reduce blood sugar levels and improve gut health by lowering inflammation and decreasing "leaky gut". Green tea extract may prove to be effective at relieving some risks of metabolic syndrome.
A new study reveals a genetic link between Alzheimer's disease and several gut-related disorders. Researchers report Alzheimer's patients and those with intestinal disorders have specific genes in common. The findings add to the evidence the gut-brain axis may play a role in the development of neurodegenerative disorders.
Researchers discovered a bi-directional relationship between internalizing symptoms, social withdrawal, and gastrointestinal problems in children and teens on the autism spectrum, reporting the symptoms seem to impact one another simultaneously.