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Suffering in Silence - New research from Love Your Gut

11/09/19 Research reveals people are shying away from discussing gut health. It indicates that talking about your gut health offers a number of benefits including feeling less stressed, being better able to manage symptoms, as well as receiving a diagnosis

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Suffering in Silence - New research from Love Your Gut

Love Your Gut Week: 16th – 22nd September 2019

11/09/19 Do you find that your patients often feel too embarrassed to talk about their gut health problems? Love Your Gut Week 2019 will provide an opportunity to tackle this ‘talking taboo’ with a new #GutTalk Guide.

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Love Your Gut Week: 16th – 22nd September 2019

Yakult & Nature Research Grant

Find out more about The Global Grants for Gut Health programme, co-supported by Nature Research and Yakult, that provides funding for researchers investigating the effects of the gut microbiota on human health. Application deadline: 30th Sept 2019.

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Yakult & Nature Research Grant

Our Interview with Dr James Kinross

22/08/19 We caught up with Dr James Kinross (Senior Lecturer in Colorectal Surgery and Consultant Surgeon at Imperial College London) who spoke at our Study Day, to find out more about his career and research. 

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Our Interview with Dr James Kinross

Student Award Winners

12/08/19 For over 10 years, Yakult has been proud to support several academic and professional awards. Here we share with you some recent winners from Universities across the UK and Ireland. 

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Student Award Winners

Our interview with Dr Eirini Dimidi

30/05/19 We caught up with Dr Eirini Dimidi (Registered Dietitian and post-doctoral research associate at the Department of Nutritional Sciences at King’s College London) ahead of her talk at our upcoming Study Day in June, to find out more about her career and research.

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Our interview with Dr Eirini Dimidi

Our Interview with Dr Caroline Childs

30/05/19 We caught up with Dr Caroline Childs (Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Southampton) ahead of her talk at our upcoming Study Day in June, to find out more about her career and research.

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Our Interview with Dr Caroline Childs

Translating probiotic science into practice

30/05/19 The British Nutrition Foundation held a roundtable discussion to gather expert views on how to best create and share evidence-based guides for healthcare professionals about the use of probiotics, as it is clear that many do not consider themselves to have good knowledge of the topic.

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Translating probiotic science into practice

The gut microbiome & CVD - BNF Task Force Report

30/05/19 The British Nutrition Foundation have published the 2nd edition of their cardiovascular disease (CVD) Task Force report. A new addition to this report is a chapter discussing the latest evidence on the link between CVD and the human gut microbiome.

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The gut microbiome & CVD - BNF Task Force Report

Sweeteners and gut microbiota

30/05/19 Previous research has suggested that sweeteners may have negative consequences on the gut microbiota. Here we look at a recent review that suggests there is no evidence, nor mechanisms, to show that sweeteners have a negative effect on the gut microbiota.

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Sweeteners and gut microbiota

Biobanks to reverse decrease in the microbial diversity

01/03/19 The abrupt transition from a rural lifestyle to an industrialised environment is threatening the diversity of our gut microbiota. Could a biobank depository of microbes isolated from residents of rural areas in developing countries be a solution?

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Biobanks to reverse decrease in the microbial diversity

Gut colonisation in early life

01/03/19 Early life is often considered a window of opportunity for optimising the commensal gut microbiota to support host health. Here we look at recent studies, conducted in mice, suggesting that early colonisation may follow a “first-come, first served” pattern.

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Gut colonisation in early life

Parkinson’s and the gut microbiota

01/03/19 Research has suggested that the gut microbiota may play a role in the pathogenesis of Parkinson’s disease. To explore this further, researchers examined the composition of the microbiota of Parkinson’s patients and their disease progression over 2 years. 

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Parkinson’s and the gut microbiota

Our Interview with Prof Julian Marchesi

01/03/19 We caught up with Prof. Julian Marchesi (Deputy Director & Professor of Clinical Microbiome Research, Centre for Digestive and Gut Health, Imperial College London) to ask about his research and outcomes from the International Cancer Microbiome Consortium. 

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Our Interview with Prof Julian Marchesi

Celebrating Student Awards!

21/05/18 For over ten years, Yakult has been proud to support many academic and professional awards.  In 2017, we sponsored over 15 academic awards recognising the achievements of students at Universities across the UK and Ireland. We would like to congratulate...

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Celebrating Student Awards!

The RCNi Patient’s Choice Award!

01/05/18 Yakult are delighted to be sponsoring and supporting the RCNi Patient’s Choice Award for a fifth year running, celebrating excellence in nursing care.  This award gives patients, and patients families, the opportunity to thank a nurse who has made a real difference to their, or a loved one’s, care...

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The RCNi Patient’s Choice Award!

Bacteria cells in a human body: 1.3:1 to replace 10:1?

13/04/18 For a while it has been said, in both scientific and non-scientific literature, that we are only 10% human, and bacteria make up the other 90% of cells in our bodies. Within the last couple of years, researchers have looked into this further to see if human cells really are outnumbered 10-fold by bacteria...

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Bacteria cells in a human body: 1.3:1 to replace 10:1?

IBS Awareness Month

02/04/18 April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness month, which aims to raise awareness of the chronic condition which affects between 10 – 20% of people living in the UK.

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IBS Awareness Month