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Effect of Iron on Gut Flora

Iron and bacterial infections It is well known that iron should not be supplemented during an active infection as it can stimulate bacterial or fungal growth (Bruhn & Spellberg 2015). However, it is less common knowledge that iron affects the composition of gut flora too. Hence in the human body iron is tightly bound to various proteins that limit iron […]

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Omega 7 (n7) Fatty acids

From my experience very few people actually understand what n7 fatty acid (FAs) are beyond the fact that they are mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), where the site of unsaturation is 7 carbon (C) atoms from the end of the C chain (Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics 2014). Palmitoleic acid, an n7 FA, is a product of […]

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