Performance-enhancing bacteria may increase performance by 13%

Performance-enhancing bacteria may increase performance by 13% They pinpointed one specific group of bacteria, called Veillonella, that they found was enriched in the gut microbiome of Boston Marathon runners after after completing the 26.2 race and in an independent group of 87 elite and Olympic athletes after competitions. Veillonella bacteria isolated from marathon athletes and…

Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function, UCLA study shows

Contact: Kim Irwin kirwin@mednet.ucla.edu 310-794-2262 University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences UCLA researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. In an early proof-of-concept study of healthy women, they found that women who regularly consumed beneficial bacteria known as probiotics through yogurt showed altered…

Study: Probiotics reduce stress-induced intestinal flare-ups

Contact: Shantell M. Kirkendoll smkirk@umich.edu 734-764-2220 University of Michigan Health System University of Michigan study helps explain benefits of probiotics for patients with stress-associated gastrointestinal disorders ANN ARBOR, Mich. – For those with irritable bowel syndrome who wonder if stress aggravates their intestinal disorder, a new University of Michigan Health System study shows it’s not…

Daily doses of a new probiotic reduces ‘bad’ and total cholesterol: Lactobacillus reuteri

Abstract 11348 – Embargoed until 8 a.m. PT /11 a.m. ET November 05, 2012 This news release is featured in a news conference at 8 a.m. PT on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. Study Highlights: A new probiotic lowered LDL “bad” cholesterol and total cholesterol in patients with high cholesterol. The probiotic reduced molecules known as…

Prebiotic may help patients with intestinal failure grow new and better gut

Contact: Phyllis Picklesimer p-pickle@illinois.edu 217-244-2827 University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences URBANA – Adding the right prebiotic to the diets of pediatric patients with intestinal failure could replace intravenous feeding, says a new University of Illinois study. “When we fed the carbohydrate fructooligosacharide (FOS) as a prebiotic, the gut grew and…