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Gut Health

Understanding gut bacteria

The health of the gut is vital for it to perform its function of digesting and absorbing food. Another important gut function is protecting the body from illness and infection.  Impairment of the gastrointestinal barrier or disruption of the commensal bacteria increases the risk of gut-related infections but also extra-intestinal infections, as well as immune-mediated and metabolic disorders.

This section explores the human gastrointestinal tract, the gut microbiota, and the role of probiotics and prebiotics in the body. 

GI tract

Explore each part of the human gastrointestinal tract

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Microbiota

Learn about the components and role of the gut microbiota

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Probiotics

Find out what probiotics are and their relevance today

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Prebiotics

Discover where we find prebiotics and what they do

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Love your gut

Here you will find patient friendly information and advice on gut health.

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