Researchers in Europe and the US have published results suggesting that the progression of type 1 diabetes may be slowed by fecal transplants (yes, swapping poop) "FMT halts decline in endogenous insulin production in recently diagnosed patients with T1D in 12 months after disease onset. Several microbiota-derived plasma metabolites and bacterial strains were linked to … Continue reading New research on Type 1 Diabetes and Fecal (Poop) Transplants
We previously alluded to what a probiotic is in our post here More here: Probiotics are microorganisms with potential health benefits. They may be used to prevent and treat antibiotic-associated diarrhea and acute infectious diarrhea. They may also be effective in relieving symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, and in treating atopic dermatitis in children. Species commonly … Continue reading What is a Probiotic CFU?
Byte Sized Summary: A "microbial preparation". Read more for context. If there were an abstract for a clinical study that read like a movie teaser, it might read like the following: The gastrointestinal (GI) tract of a fetus in utero is sterile but it becomes colonized with environmental microorganisms shortly after birth. Since the gut … Continue reading What is a probiotic?