December 14th, 2020

God morgon!

Good morning from Sweden.

Mondays are generally light on scientific articles, except for some preprints from Biorxiv. However, the Biorxiv server seems to be down today, so today’s digest mainly focuses on popular News from the world of microbiome.

Often people are confused between ‘probiotics’ and ‘prebiotics’ and their respective benefits. Well, say no more as there is a super nice article explaining both in details! There is an expert interview where the concept of ‘healthy gut microbiome’ is discussed. This might come as a reality check for a lot of people who hold certain beliefs about the microbiome (which aren’t true!).

Also included is an article that talks about the link between gut microbiome and depression. Talking about depression, Vitamin D deficiency is one of the major driving factors of depression. A yet another article reveals how Vit. D absorption is affected by the gut microbiome and how you can maximize your Vit. D absorption (something of utmost importance in dark winters up here!).

I hope you’ll enjoy reading today’s ‘different’ digest!

Microbiome in News

prebiotics vs. probiotics : What is difference — and how to add both to your diet to boost gut health, Broadcast Cover

Using Microbiome Explorer application to analyze amplicon sequencing data, Bioconductor

Gut bacteria linked to endocannabinoid levels and depression, New Atlas

What does a ‘healthy gut microbiome’ look like? In conversation with Danone VP scientific affairs, Dr Miguel Freitas, Food Navigator-USA

You Might Not Absorb as Much Vitamin D as You Think—Here’s How to Maximize the Process, MSN Lifestyle

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