Leaky Gut Syndrome: What You Should Know About Your Gut Bacteria
There's a universe of living organisms in your digestive tract, and the little critters can do a ton for you. Up to 100 trillion cells live in your gut microbiome, forming a world that scientists are still working to understand. 100 trillion cells -- that's enough microbes to make it the highest density natural bacterial ecosystem that we know of. Way more than your compost bin. If all is going well, these organisms live in perfect homeostasis with you, their host. From regulating your immune system to keeping the lining of your gut strong, these organisms can be a part of how you take control of your own biology. Just don't let them do it without your permission. When your gut bacteria are out of balance, it makes you weak, tired, and inflamed -- and it can even change your personality. It's important to know how to hack these little bastards, because they're already hacking your body for their own survival! Here are the top things to know about your gut microbes: Gut bacteria produce and help absorb key nutrients. Your gut bacteria make about 75 percent of the Vitamin K that your body produces each day, with the rest coming from food. Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin essential for blood coagulation and bone health. Your gut bacteria also heavily influence your B vitamins, helping your body make and absorb the vitamin B12 that you get from food and produce biotin, another important B vitamin. Gut bacteria keep your tract intact Your GI tract acts as a barrier t...
CONCLUSION: Individuals with DD undergoing PMT presented higher rates of recurrence of periodontitis and tooth loss when compared to individuals without DD. Additionally, the interaction between DD and smoking significantly increased the risk for the recurrence of periodontitis. PMID: 32224545 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 31 March 2020Source: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and BiologyAuthor(s): Joanna Owsianowska, Magdalena Sylwia Kamińska, Mateusz Bosiacki, Dariusz Chlubek, Beata Karakiewicz, Anna Jurczak, Marzanna Stanisławska, Katarzyna Barczak, Elżbieta Grochans
In Autism Awareness Month, we take a look at varied studies whose findings point to potential biomarkers for the disorder. (read more)
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This study evaluated a novel composite measure of health literacy and numeracy by assessing its predictive validity for diabetes self-care activities and glycemic control. Methods: Patients (N = 102) with type 2 diabetes were recruited from a family medicine clinic at an academic medical center. Combined health literacy was assessed by combining the results of the Health Literacy Scale and the Subjective Numeracy Scale. Self-management activities were assessed by the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities scale. Hemoglobin A1c (A1c) values were extracted from patients' medical records to assess glycemic control. Path ...
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This report provides an in-depth look at public drug program spending in Canada, using the Canadian Institute for Health Information's (CIHI) National Prescription Drug Utilization Information System. Public drug program spending does not include spending on drugs dispensed in hospitals or on those funded through cancer agencies and other special programs. Public drug program spending increased by 6.8% in 2018, compared to an increase of 5.3% in 2017. The growth in 2018 was largely because of the introduction of Ontario Health Insurance Plan+ (OHIP+), which extended drug coverage to all Ontario residents age 24 years or y...
In this study, we examined the effect of laparoscopic-guided transversus abdominis plane block (LG TAP) for further optimizing multimodal pain control.MethodsThis is a retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database of 140 consecutive patients undergoing LSG without TAP block (pre-TAP group) compared to 131 patients undergoing LSG with LGTAP (TAP group). All operations were performed laparoscopically utilizing uniform clinical pathways. Baseline characteristics for both groups were comparable. Both groups received standardized anesthesia. Outcomes included time to postoperative ambulation, pain scores, PCA vol...
ConclusionsThis is the first report of cognitive improvements following VSG and the first direct comparison of cognitive improvements following RYGB and VSG. Short-term improvements in specific domains of cognitive function are observed at the beginning of the active weight loss phase following bariatric surgery that persisted to 3 months. The anatomical distinction between the two surgeries and resulting differential metabolic profiles may be responsible for the improvements in attention observed following RYGB but not following VSG.
ConclusionsWeight loss after EGJR is sustained up to 5 years after revision with little effect on medical comorbidities. Patients with a greater reduction in stoma diameter experienced superior weight loss.
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