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News Archive 2021
Dr Harriët Schellekens' research paper features in the New York Post, Fox News and Irish Times
The research paper by Dr Harriët Schellekens and her team in the APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre, entitled 'Bifidobacterium longum counters the effects of obesity: Partial successful translation from rodent to human' which was published in the 'Lancet EbioMedicine' journal recently, has attracted quite an amount of media interest, with profiles appearing in The New York Post, Fox News and The Irish Times.
Dr Schellekens and colleagues Professors Cryan and Dinan identified a novel isolated bacterial strain, Bifidobacterium longum APC1472, with promising beneficial anti-obesity effects in a preclinical mouse model of high fat diet-induced obesity and in a human cohort of healthy overweight and obese individuals. Noteworthy, the B. longum APC1472 was able to reduced fasting blood glucose level, normalize active ghrelin levels and reduce the cortisol awakening response, which are dysregulated in obesity. The interest from the media has been widespread.
Fox News published an article headlined Scientists say this gut bacteria could help fight ‘effects of obesity,’ ‘stress eating’
Read the full Fox News article here: https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/scientists-gut-bacteria-fight-obesity-stress-eating
The New York Post article 'Scientists say this gut bacteria could help fight ‘effects of obesity’' Scientists in Ireland believe they found a bacteria that may counter the effects of obesity.
Read the full New York Post article here: https://nypost.com/2020/12/22/scientists-say-this-gut-bacteria-could-help-fight-effects-of-obesity/
The Irish Times article leads, 'Bacteria which can reduce appetite in obese people and ease ‘stress eating’ is identified' Bifidobacterium longum APC1472 has potential to be a probiotic and counter type 2 diabetes, UCC researchers say'
Read the full Irish Times article here: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/bacteria-which-can-reduce-appetite-in-obese-people-and-ease-stress-eating-is-identified-1.4440542#.X9zFFaEhshk.twitter
Lancet EBioMedicine Research paper: Bifidobacterium longum counters the effects of obesity: Partial successful translation from rodent to human.
Link to publication: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352396420305521
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