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Feeding our inner army

Every magazine we pick up these days seems to carry an article about the bacteria in our gut.

However this recent article in the Otago Daily Times written by colleague Dr Kirsty Fairbairn offers a sensible easy read and fast track through gut terminology.

Kirsty describes how gut bacteria impact on our appetite, our weight,the risk of developing some types of cancers, Type 2 diabetes, fatty liver and cardiovascular disease.

If you were ever confused about the role played in our health by pro and prebiotics and resistant starch (plus the best food sources) then Dr Fairbain leaves no doubt as to their importance and also their link to exercise.

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