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The Mediterranean Diet Might Also Be Good for Your Gut

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Numerous studies have extolled the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet. Now, research suggests the regimen may also boost levels of beneficial fatty acids. These so-called “short chain fatty acids” are produced by bacteria in the intestine during fermentation of insoluble fiber from …

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The Truth About Wheat and Your Waistline

  Could eating wheat be giving me a belly? Well, in theory, yes. Many women tend to accumulate fat in their abdominal area, so anything you eat in excess—including wheat—could make you grow a bigger belly. But foods that are high in fat and calories are much more likely suspects. …

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Here's How to Prevent Runner's Diarrhea

I always have to stop at a bathroom on long runs! How can I avoid it? You’re not alone. Runner’s diarrhea is a real thing. Though doctors aren’t exactly sure why it happens, food does seem to move more quickly through your colon when you run, which can bring on, …

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Antibiotics May Kill Off Healthy Bacteria in the Gut

Wikimedia.org By Anne HardingMONDAY, Nov. 17, 2008 (Health.com) — Most of the bacteria that live in a healthy person’s intestines will bounce right back after they’re killed during an antibiotic attack, according to a new study. But several types are wiped out by a course of Cipro, or they survive …

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Study: No Esophageal Cancer Risk From Bone Drugs

Istockphoto By Denise Mann TUESDAY, August 10 (Health.com) — Popular bone drugs taken by millions of older people to prevent osteoporosis do not appear to raise the risk of cancer in the esophagus, as some doctors and patients have feared. A study of more than 80,000 people, published this week …

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Antibiotic May Ease Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Getty Images By Amanda Gardner WEDNESDAY, January 5 (Health.com) — An antibiotic widely used to treat diarrhea in travelers may also provide some relief to people with the common and difficult-to-treat condition known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), according to a pair of new studies in the New England Journal …

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Stress, Dust of 9/11 Linked to Acid Reflux

Getty Images By Amanda Gardner WEDNESDAY, September 7, 2011 (Health.com) — People exposed to the terror and dust of the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center have higher rates of asthma and post-traumatic stress than those who were further away from Ground Zero. But they also have high rates …

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Foodie Friday: GoodBelly Probiotic Juice

By Caroline MurraySkip the morning OJ and try this nutritious, good-for-your-belly juice instead. Packed with exotic fruity flavors, this 50-calorie shot is a good substitute for a daily multivitamin. The product: GoodBelly Plus probiotic juice drink ($3.99 per pack; Available at Whole Foods Market, Safeway, and specialty stores nationwide) The …

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