Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


×
Eat strawberries, improve gut health. Pixabay

Eating strawberries at a dose equivalent to as low as three quarters of a cup may reduce colonic inflammation and improve gut health, a study has found.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a set of painful conditions that can cause severe diarrhoea and fatigue and the treatment can include medications and surgery.


The findings suggest that the dietary consumption of whole strawberries, significantly suppressed symptoms like weight loss and bloody diarrhoea in mice with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

“The sedentary lifestyle and dietary habits of many people in this country — high-sugar, high-animal fat, but low-fibre diets — may promote colonic inflammation and increase the risk of IBD,” said lead author Hang Xiao from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in the US.

The study, to be presented at the 256th National Meeting and Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), also found that strawberry treatments diminished inflammatory responses in the mice colonic issue.


The findings suggest that the dietary consumption of whole strawberries, significantly suppressed symptoms like weight loss and bloody diarrhoea in mice with inflammatory bowel disease. Pixabay

To establish an effective and practical approach to decrease colonic inflammation in both IBD patients and the general population, the team focused on strawberries due to their wide consumption.

For the study, the researchers used four groups of mice — a group of healthy mice consuming a regular diet, and three groups of mice with IBD consuming a regular diet which had 2.5 per cent whole strawberry powder or a diet with five per cent whole strawberry powder.

You may Also Like to Read About Antidepressant with Anti-Ageing Effects- Commonly Used Antidepressant Can Help Delay Ageing of Brain Cells, Says Study

They tried to feed the mice doses of strawberries that would be in line with what a human could reasonably consume.

The team found that along with decreased inflammation, a reversal of the unhealthy microbiota pathways in the IBD mice was also observed — which in turn could lead to the decreased colonic inflammation. (IANS)


Popular

Majority of millennials have become more cautious about their finances as a result of the pandemic. | Unsplash

The 'Millennial Mood Index 2021' (MMI) was released by CASHe, India's AI-driven financial wellness platform with a mission to make financial inclusion possible for all. According to the survey, more than 84 per cent of millennials across the country have increased their wealth-management strategy to prepare for future contingencies while also looking for opportunities for stronger and more sustainable growth in the post-pandemic world. The pan-India survey, conducted among more than 30k customers on CASHe's platform, aimed to capture the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and how it has altered millennials' everyday behaviour across a variety of topics such as health, travel, shopping, savings & credit appetite, and so on.

Also Read : Co-living preferred housing solution for millennials

Keep Reading Show less

Ranjay Gulati shows the catastrophic blunders leaders unintentionally make. | IANS

A renowned Harvard Business School professor delivers a persuasive reconsideration and defence of purpose as a management ethos, demonstrating the enormous performance advantages and societal benefits that can be realised when businesses get their purpose right.

Too many businesses use purpose, or a reason for existing, as a marketing tool to make themselves feel good and appear good to the public.

Keep Reading Show less
Unsplash

Student demonstrations erupted across Bihar, and a passenger train in Gaya was set ablaze. (Image used for representation only)

In India, on January 26, 2022, thousands of youngsters set fire to empty train carriages. They disrupted rail traffic in order to protest what they claim are irregularities in recruiting by the railway department, which is one of the world's major employers. (VOA/ MBI)


Keep reading... Show less