Women who ate a meal high in saturated fats performed worse on attention-based tests than women eating healthier meals. The findings reveal a potential link between high-fat diets and poor attention skills. Additionally, those with a condition called leaky gut, which allows bacteria from the intestines to enter the bloodstream, performed worse on attention tasks regardless of whether they ate a high-fat meal or chose a healthier option.
A new 3D human gut organoid reveals the molecular system that keeps the intestinal linings sealed and how dysfunction can occur. Findings reveal the diabetes drug metformin can help strengthen the intestinal lining.
A new study reveals diet has an impact on the fitness of cells lining the intestinal tract. Researchers report in flies, dietary restrictions prevent leaky gut with aging, while a rich diet prompts intestinal permeability.