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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.

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.
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The environment we live in affects the gut flora -- and living in a very clean, disinfected environment creates a selection bias in terms of the variety of organisms that stay in our system." - Dr Sridhar Kalyanasundaram, Neonatologist
17 Canadian Medical Association Journal, analyzed the gut flora of 757 infants at 3 to 4 months, and their weight at ages 1 and 3 years.
A study found that frequent use of household disinfectants like multi-surface cleaners was linked to lower levels of certain bacteria, like Haemophilus and Clostridium bacteria, but higher levels of Lachnospiraceae in the gut flora of babies 3 to 4 months old.
Associations with altered gut flora in babies 3-4 months old were strongest for frequent use of household disinfectants such as multi-surface cleaners, which showed lower levels of Haemophilus and Clostridium bacteria but higher levels of Lachnospiraceae.
Associations with altered gut flora in babies 3-4 months old were strongest for frequent use of household disinfectants such as multisurface cleaners, which showed lower levels of Haemophilus and Clostridium bacteria but higher levels of Lachnospiraceae.
By the end of the first 3-5 years of life, a child's gut flora closely resemble those of an adult.
Particular interest is given to investigations regarding the suppression of gut flora due to the breakdown products of this kind of sweetener.
A successfully completed Phase I clinical study found that the product was well tolerated by healthy volunteers, was not systemically absorbed, there was no effect on intestinal permability and there was a noted effect on the Clostridia class of normal gut flora.
According to the company, Bio-Kult 14 Multi-Strain Probiotic is a scientifically developed, advanced multistrain probiotic containing 14 live bacterial cultures proven to survive the high acidity of the stomach and to complement the existing gut flora naturally present in a healthy person's digestive system.
Loss of gut flora biodiversity is associated with various diseases, including active inflammatory bowel disease, childhood autism, and recurrent Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhoea [20-22].
The immunoactive role of the gut has long been acknowledged, and, in recent years, the effects of gut flora on the body's immune system have become increasingly clear if still poorly understood [10-12].