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Universal gut microbiome-derived signature predicts cirrhosis

Universal gut microbiome-derived signature predicts cirrhosis

Universal gut microbiome-derived signature predicts cirrhosis Universal gut microbiome-derived signature predicts cirrhosis Illustration depicts a healthy liver (left) and a liver with cirrhosis. Credit: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the leading cause of chronic liver disease worldwide, affecting an estimated …

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    The gut shields the liver from fructose-induced damage

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    The gut shields the liver from fructose-induced damage The gut shields the liver from fructose-induced damage Credit: CC0 Public Domain After one consumes food or a beverage containing fructose, the gastrointestinal system, or gut, helps to shield the liver from damage by breaking down the sugar before it reaches the …

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      Researchers uncover drivers of healthy gut maintenance

      Researchers uncover drivers of healthy gut maintenance

      Researchers uncover drivers of healthy gut maintenance Researchers uncover drivers of healthy gut maintenance Image of crypts and villi in the small intestine with red marking MTG16 RNAscope and green labelling a type of differentiated intestinal cell, Goblet cells. Credit: The Francis Crick Institute Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have found two genes that …

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        Gut research delves deeper into obesity problems

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        Gut research delves deeper into obesity problems Gut research delves deeper into obesity problems Credit: CC0 Public Domain By delving deeper into metabolism problems, the research team has found that the nutrient sensing capacity of Enterochromaffin (EC) cells—which line the gastrointestinal tract and are the source of almost all serotonin …

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