• Scratching the skin primes the gut for allergic reactions to food, mouse study suggests

    27 days ago - By ScienceDaily

    Scratching the skin triggers a series of immune responses culminating in an increased number of activated mast cells - immune cells involved in allergic reactions - in the small intestine, according to research conducted in mice. This newly identified skin-gut communication helps illuminate the relationship between food allergy and atopic dermatitis , a disease characterized by dry, itchy skin.
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  • Mexican study suggests potential prebiotic activity of mango peel

    Mexican study suggests potential prebiotic activity of mango peel

    27 days ago - By NutraIngredients-USA

    Mango peel may selectively boost the growth of beneficial bacteria, and open up opportunities to use the waste material as a prebiotic ingredient, suggests a new study from Mexico.
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