gut microbiome

  • Chris Woollams Health WatchSmoking, banned, UK, smoke free generation, British PM, Rishi Sunak, cigarettes, British government, cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, damaged, gut microbiome, reduced immune system, smoking habit

    Smoking ban in UK to create smoke free generation

    British PM Rishi Sunak plans to raise the legal age of buying cigarettes by one year every year to stop a whole generation from smoking; he is planning a free vote in Parliament amongst MPs. Recognising that it’s hard to quit smoking once you have started, Sunak plans to ban sales of smoking products to anyone born after January 1st…

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  • Chris Woollams Health WatchGut bacteria, bone density, osteoporosis, age, gut microbiome, inflammatory markers, diet, skeletal metabolism, osteomicrobiology, Akkermansia, obesity, clostridiales, poor bone density

    Gut bacteria, bone density and osteoporosis

    It seems extremely likely that certain gut bacteria are associated with weak bone density and osteoporosis, while others are associated with the ingredients for good bone health as we age. The gut microbiome is known to have a direct effect on inflammatory markers, particularly cytokines that stimulate bone loss in mice via ‘osteoclastogenesis’. In one previous study, gut microbiota were…

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  • Rainbow Diet

    The Mediterranean Diet, fibre and cardiovascular risk

    The colourful Mediterranean Diet, or Rainbow Diet, is a naturally high fibre diet – both soluble and insoluble – linked with lowered blood pressure, blood glucose and lowered cholesterol and a reduced risk of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. According to the American College of Cardiology and new research (1) presented at their 2019 Annual Conference, patients with…

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  • Rainbow Diet

    Mediterranean Diet alters microbiome to lower breast cancer risk

    Researchers from the Wake Forest School of Medicine have shown that a Mediterranean Diet increases the levels of Lactobacillus bacteria in breasts to levels normally found in healthy rather than malignant tissue. Previous research studies have shown that breast tissue has its own microbiome and that this differs between healthy breasts and those with cancer. Those with cancer have much,…

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