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For better gut bacteria, eat more oily fish


A study of middle-aged British women shows that omega-3 has beneficial effects on gut health.


Scientific studies are increasingly showing there is a connection between the microbiome of the gut and the prevention of disease. For example, positive effects for probiotic supplements have already been demonstrated in diseases such as cancer, diabetes, infections, inflammatory bowel disease, allergies, metabolic diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, and others.

Recent research has also found that people taking antibiotics for long periods of time have an increased risk of developing polyps in the colon, a known precursor of bowel cancer. Published in the journal Gut, this finding adds further weight to the growing evidence that maintaining a healthy intestinal microbiota can play a key role in the prevention of life-threatening diseases such as cancer.

Read article on the Independent website (UK)