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Shiga and probiotics

Manganese Stops Deadly Shiga Toxin

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University have confirmed that manganese, a trace element found in mineral-rich foods and produced by probiotics, neutralizes the lethal Shiga toxin, a deadly toxin produced by infective bacteria. Currently, the Shiga toxin is responsible for infections of about 150...

GMOs and DHA

DHA Algae Not GMO, Martek Says

After several health blogs published articles claiming that a microalgae source of DHA oil is genetically modified, the DHA-algae harvester, Martek announced that its DHA microalgae and algal oils are not genetically modified. Genetic modification of an organism takes place when a gene...

prebiotics and immunity

Prebiotics Reduce Colds and Flu

Researchers from the University of Florida have found that supplementation with galactooligosaccharides, a type of prebiotic, resulted in fewer days of colds and flu, and less intestinal upset in general. The study enlisted 427 healthy university students, and they were given either placebo,...

infections and micronutrients

Micronutrients Increase Immunity

Hospital nutritional researchers have discovered that micronutrient supplementation significantly increases immunity and decreases infections among people with type-2 diabetes. The research, carried out by the Department of Nutrition of Beijing’s PLA General Hospital, studied 196 type 2 diabetic outpatients, who were randomly divided...

colon cancer and bacteria

Bacteria Implicated in Colon and Rectal Cancers

Two recent studies by independent research groups have found that colorectal tumors contain significantly high concentrations of Fusobacterium, an invasive anaerobic bacterium known for causing inflammatory issues around the body. The first study, by researchers from the BC Cancer Agency and the Michael...

bags and bacteria

Reusable Bags Harbor Bacteria

New research has determined that few people wash their reusable grocery shopping bags, 8% of reusable bags harbor E. coli, and nearly all unwashed bags harbor other pathogenic bacteria. The research, published in Food Protection Trends, the journal of the International Association for...