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Archive | January, 2014

Lactobacillus reuteri in mucus (Image by Alistair Walsham)

How gut bacteria stick around to help keep us healthy

Nathalie Juge and her group have found the first evidence for the structural mechanisms bacteria use to attach themselves to the mucus layer that lines our gut. Understanding the role that the gut microbiota plays in maintaining our health needs a full understanding of exactly how these bacteria bind to their hosts. In particular, there […]

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Reducing sugar in foods – how IFR is helping

Action on Sugar has called for manufacturers to start to reduce the amount of sugar included in different foods to help combat the problem of obesity. They are focussing in particular on so-called ‘hidden’ sugar in many foods. Even in some low fat foods, there may be relatively high levels of sugar, which consumers may […]

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