Science-Based Briefs

Exploring the Role of Prebiotics, Probiotics, & Postbiotics

In recent years, the gut microbiota has become a focal point of modern research and a ubiquitous topic of scientific and popular interest. The gut microbiota is the complex and dynamic population of microorganisms in the human gastrointestinal (GI) tract, where it is suggested that about 70-80%...

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Medical Nutrition Therapy for Gastroparesis

Gastroparesis is a complex medical condition characterized by delayed gastric emptying of solid food in the absence of a mechanical obstruction of the stomach. Nausea, vomiting, early satiety, postprandial fullness, acid reflux, weight loss, and abdominal pain are common signs and symptoms of...

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The Role of Nutrition and Exercise in Sarcopenia Prevention

Sarcopenia, the progressive loss of muscle mass, strength, and functioning related to aging, is one of the most common conditions in the elderly with a high rate of adverse outcomes. Considered to be an underrecognized, chronic healthcare challenge, sarcopenia is associated with increased...

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Oral Nutritional Supplements for IBD Therapy

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that cause chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Despite having similar acronyms and symptoms, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and IBD are two distinct GI disorders, which require very different...

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