Can a Fibre-rich Diet Help Control Diabetes?

A high-veg diet can help treat type 2 diabetes – and it seems to do this by altering gut bacteria. Liping Zhao at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and his colleagues compared the effects of two diets in people with type 2 diabetes. Over 12 weeks 16 people followed a low-fat, low-carb diet; and 27 people ate a… Read More

UK Military Medicine & Gut Research

There are currently no on-going MOD-sponsored research programmes that specifically consider the gut. However, the Military Enteric Disease Group (MEDG) is in the process of evaluating changes in gut microbiota in relation to Service personnel who have been diagnosed with ‘Traveller’s Diarrhoea’. There are no plans at present to implement any changes to extant MOD… Read More

Does Exercise Alter Gut Microbiota Composition & Function in Lean & Obese Humans?

Research Paper Title Exercise Alters Gut Microbiota Composition and Function in Lean and Obese Humans. Background Exercise is associated with altered gut microbial composition, but studies have not investigated whether the gut microbiota and associated metabolites are modulated by exercise training in humans. The researchers explored the impact of 6 weeks of endurance exercise on… Read More