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Researchers Uncover Surprises About Celiac Disease

Posted 31 May 2016 by

TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 – New research has revealed some surprising findings about who develops celiac disease in the United States. The study found that it's most common among people whose ancestors came from India's Punjab region. Previously, experts thought celiac mostly affected white people with European ancestry. Celiac also seems to affect men and women equally, regardless of ethnicity, the ...

Coming Soon: A Test to Gauge Your Obesity Risk?

Posted 30 Apr 2015 by

THURSDAY, April 30, 2015 – Researchers say they have successfully linked certain byproducts of digestion to the risk of excess body fat. Eventually, these findings might lead to more personalized interventions for people who are identified as "at-risk" for obesity, including diet, exercise or supplements, such as probiotics. The team of international researchers constructed an in-depth ...

Americans' Gut Bacteria Lack Diversity, Researchers Find

Posted 16 Apr 2015 by

THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 – Americans have fewer types of intestinal bacteria than people in less-developed countries, according to a new study. The likely cause? Bacteria are less likely to be passed from person to person due to better sanitation and cleaner drinking water in the United States, the researchers reported in the journal Cell Reports. "These findings suggest that lifestyle practices ...

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