Gut health and digestion

The role of gut microorganisms in human health

16 October 2013

It has been long known that microorganisms in the human gut play an important role in digestive health. However, more recent research indicates that gut bacteria may relate to wider aspects of health, including obesity and metabolic health.

Gut health: The role of bacteria, probiotics and prebiotics

15 February 2012

The past decade has seen great advances in our understanding of the role of gut bacteria, probiotics and prebiotics in promoting human health and disease. A review published by a team of North American and European researchers...

Saliva: More than just water in your mouth

30 December 2010

Our saliva is ninety-nine per cent water. The remaining one per cent, however, contains numerous substances important for digestion, dental health and control of microbial growth in the mouth.