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Can intestinal bacterial overgrowth result in hypophosphatemia?

This article shows that there is variability in the degree that bacteria bind to phosphate in the gut. Is it possible that intestinal bacterial overgrowth results in hypophosphatemia?
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No firm evidence for restoration of gut bacteria by probiotics?

I read two online articles on the use of probiotics to help maintain balance of gut bacteria when undergoing antibiotic treatment: http://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-to-eat-antibiotics http://...
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Can adults get new gut bacteria from external exposure?

I am not a student nor professional in medicine or physiology. I understand that newborns get their gut bacteria during childbirth from the contact with the mother (I am going to assume this happens ...
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Is flatulence/gas comprised of methane? Is it flammable? What about burps/belching?

Recently, I read that in a surgery, flatulence (and its methane qualities) emitted by the patient was the culprit for a fire igniting when it came in contact with the surgical laser. http://www....
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Increase pre-biotics or reduce FODMAPs can these two postions be reconciled

According to the following citation and now many subsequent papers, FODMAPs containing foodstuffs are a viable treatment option for a variety of prolems originating in your gut: Personal view: food ...
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Is it possible to keep reusing shop bough probiotics? [closed]

I only buy it once, and use it again and again for years when I make sauerkraut or any kind of fermented food Is it possible and beneficial?
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Effect of antibiotics on breastfed infant

My 9-month old son has been diagnosed with mild bronchiolitis and prescribed 5 days of Azithromycin (not so much to cure a virus-induced bronchiolitis, but in order to prevent possible pneumonia). ...
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What probiotics work for irritable bowel syndrome, according to Genome Medicine?

According to the Chicago Tribune, a study was published in the journal Genome Medicine that indicated that some probiotics work for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): In a study published in May in ...
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How do probiotics work?

What are the bacteria in your large intestine doing that benefits health/immunity? I first heard about these bacteria in a health food store about 20 years ago. This was before people started using ...