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flora

 [flor´ah]
the collective plant organisms of a given locality.
intestinal flora the bacteria normally residing within the lumen of the intestine; some are aids in digestion and food breakdown.

intestinal flora

Etymology: L, intestinum + flos, flowers
the natural bacterial content of the inside of the digestive tract.

in·tes·ti·nal flo·ra

(in-tes'ti-năl flōr'ă)
Collective term for those bacteria that normally reside within the intestines and assist in digestion and evacuation.

flora

the collective plant organisms of a given locality.

intestinal flora
the microorganisms normally residing within the lumen of the intestine. Ecology is influenced by age, physiological state and environment of the host.
rumen flora
includes bacteria and protozoa in about equal volumes but the bacteria in much greater numbers, and fungi. The important protozoa are ciliated anaerobes.
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Gut flora, also known as gut microbiota or intestinal flora, is the population of an assortment of bacteria, viruses, and eukaryotes inhabiting the GI tract.
The gut flora contribute 99% of the genetic material in the human body.
To verify the hypothesis that gut microbes are essential for TMAO generation, researchers administered antibiotics and observed that gut flora were completely suppressed and that TMA and TMAO were decreased in both chow-fed mice and mice receiving TMA-containing compounds.
As initial steps, he proposes avoiding antimicrobial drugs as growth promoters in animals; minimizing the use of these drugs for unclear indications in infants, whose gut flora are still being established; and considering how each drug course will affect the individual and the community.
Working with mice, the researchers showed that fatty food shifted the composition of gut flora - the diverse population of bacteria that inhabit the digestive tract.
As for the diet, we regulate the stomach acid, increase liver function, eliminate yeast or candida in the gut, reinstate healthy gut flora and facilitate elimination of waste.
Even though recent research in humans has linked the composition of gut flora with diet and health in the elderly and the list of age-related diseases associated with changes in gut bacteria include cancer, diabetes, and inflammatory bowel disease, lead author Heinrich Jasper, said there is no systematic understanding of how we go from having a young, healthy gut to one that is old and decrepit.
Also, evidence suggests that depression and bereavement can alter the gut flora, or microbiome.
Beneo's soluble prebiotic fibres inulin and oligofructose are easily incorporated into beverages, promoting a healthy gut flora, while maintaining taste and texture.
1 Contributes fermented milk DN-114001 oz to healthy gut flora GoodBelly Lactobacillus 20 billion per 2.
The Mediterranean diet limits the number of portions and portion size of high-cholesterol foods that tend to be high in the precursors for making the gut flora metabolite TMAO," Dr.