Intense Exercise Disrupts Gut Bacteria and Causes Leaky Gut Syndrome

New research shows that prolonged intense exercise can contribute to poor gut microbiota and leaky gut syndrome. Researchers found that intense exercise causes a significant difference in gut microbiomes. They also identified higher levels of sucralose excretion, indicating the exercise caused intestinal permeability to increase.

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Metformin Works With Gut Bacteria to Fight Diabetes

Researchers transplanted gut microbiota from 22 patients before and after they received metformin to bacteria-free mice so they could study the effects of the medication. Their findings help explain why some people really benefit from metformin, while it doesn’t make a difference for others – individual variations in microbiomes are likely to blame. This also helps explain why some people suffer from diarrhea and abdominal pain when taking metformin.

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Almonds Lower Uric Acid Levels in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease

Researchers knew that almonds can help regulate lipid levels and reduce cardiovascular disease risk. So they decided to investigate whether almond consumption affects uric acid levels. They found that they can lower uric acid levels by as much as 21%.

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