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Saturated Fats Change Gut Bacteria-and May Raise Risk for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The relationship between food and a gastro-intestinal disease might sound simple. But new research is revealing that what we put into our bodies can cause a cascade of complex interactions among various systems—from metabolism to the immune system—that keep us well or make us sick.And it appears that a popular component of the classic Western diet—saturated fats—has likely contributed to the increase in colitis cases.Colitis, swelling of the large intestine that can cause pain and diarrhea, seems to run in families, but not everyone with the genetic risk gets it...

June 13, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

Ant Science in Brazil: A Photo Essay

If you follow Compound Eye, you are probably aware that we have been extremely boring since early May. So boring were we, in fact, that we haven't actually posted anything.We apologize for the dearth...

June 13, 2012 — Alex Wild

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