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Gut Microbiota and Probiotics: a review

Research on the microbial communities in our gut (known as the microbiota) has accelerated dramatically in recent years, thanks to developments in the technologies that allow us to fully enumerate and evaluate the bacterial species and strains that reside there.  We now know emphatically that gut flora plays a significant role in human health and disease, so do probiotics have a role to play?. 

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Micro-plastic particles and bottled water

Small, plastic particulate matter has already been found in beer and tap water, which is not surprising given that we know the oceans, rivers and estuaries are contaminated.  But finding a worse scenario inside many bottles of ‘pure’ mineral water is surprising.

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