According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 35 percent of adults in the United States are obese.
Julie Wilson, 19 April 2016
The science emerging on the functionality of the human gut, as well as the importance of beneficial bacteria, is nothing short of amazing.
Dr. Jennifer Landa, March 28, 2016
You may not realize it, but inside your belly lives an entire ecosystem that influences everything from your mood to your metabolism.
NICHOLAS BAKALAR, FEB.15, 2016
There are a lot of bacteria on us and in us — our microbiome, it is called.
Julie Wilson, December 28, 2015
Trillions of minuscule cells occupy the human body. Surprisingly, most of them aren't human, but instead are microbial in nature, meaning they're made up of bacteria, archaea, fungi, protists and viruses.
The study was funded by the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America and the National Institutes of Health.
The human body is essentially a "germ" factory, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. A new study published as a series of reports in the journals Nature and Public Library of Science (PLoS) debunks the widely believed germ theory, or the belief that all germs are "bad," by showing that the average, healthy human body harbors more than 10,000 species of microbes that together maintain microbial balance and promote vibrant health.