Tag Archives: Microbes

Just Add Food Ingredient to Reduce Hunger, Obesity in Future?

British Researchers have developed a new compound that may help reduce people’s appetite and prevent weight gain, when added to daily food. In the tests carried out on humans, researchers at Imperial College London and University of Glasgow found the ingredient contains propionate which stimulates the gut to release hormones which act on the brain to reduce hunger. Propionate is ...

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Permanent Stress Can Cause Mental Disorders

Permanent stress can activate immune cells that can cause changes in the brain, leading to mental disorders such as schizophrenia, shows a study. The researchers focused mainly on a certain type of phagocytes, namely microglia. Phagocytes are large white cells that can swallow and digest microbes and other foreign particles. Under normal circumstances, microglia repair gaps between nerves cells in ...

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