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Lactobacillus & Bifidobacterium reduce risk of NEC in pre-term babies

Pre-term babies The study showed that the administration of multispecies Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium combination probiotics was associated with a significantly decreased risk of NEC and late-onset sepsis in the NICU at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. This evaluation supports the routine use of multi-species Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium combination probiotics for preventing NEC in very preterm …

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Association between gut microbiome and stunted growth in prem babies

The gut microbiome The more abnormal the microbiome in NICU infants, the more likely they are to experience stunted growth even at 4 years of age. While the growth stunting of premature infants has been well known, the role of the microbiome has not been investigated. The effects of the gut microbiome on this growth …

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Chemicals and microbes differ by living environment

Microbes in living environments Microbes are everywhere in the biosphere, and their presence invariably affects the environment that they are growing in. Perhaps unsurprisingly, researchers have found that the bacteria and chemicals in city homes differ greatly from those found in jungle huts. Whilst city homes are rife with industrial chemicals, cleaning agents and fungi, jungle huts were …

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Diet recommendations for those with depression

Diet for depression Recent studies indicate that patients with depression have gut dysbiosis. This new study recommends that patients with depression or vulnerability to depression should follow a plant-based diet with high levels of grains/fibres and fish. TG Dinan et al. Feeding melancholic microbes: MyNewGut recommendations on diet and mood. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cinu.2018.11.010 Want to know …

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Foetal exposure to the maternal microbiota

A new study is challenging the understanding that a baby’s gut is sterile until birth, demonstrating that a foetus has its own microbiome or communities of bacteria living in the gut. This study suggests that this foetal microbiome is transmitted from the mother during pregnancy and the findings suggest the potential for interventions during pregnancy …

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Opportunities to affect microbial colonisation of the gut - ProVen Probiotics

Key Message #3 – Opportunities to Affect Microbial Colonisation of the Gut

Microbial Colonisation of the Gut The foetal and neonatal periods are the developmental periods of extraordinary plasticity (adaptation) and much of the structural and physiological development at this time is now known to remain with us into adulthood. By 12 months of age, the composition of the infant’s microbiome starts to resemble that of an …

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Choosing the right probiotic - ProVen

Key Message #2 – Choosing The Right Probiotic

The right probiotic There is a multitude of different probiotic products on the market, all containing different strains of live bacteria, in different combinations and at different amounts – and this can make it difficult to decide which product to use in any given situation. When deciding which to use, we would recommend using the …

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Dr Nigel Plummer’s Keynote Speech at IHCAN Gut Conference 2017

Dr Nigel Plummer’s keynote speech Physiology and function of the microbiome in the small and large intestines On Saturday 9th September 2017, Dr Nigel Plummer from ProVen Probiotics spoke at the IHCAN Gut Conference in London, presenting a plethora of research on the link between the microbiome and the potential for disease. Each of us …

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