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E. coli is mostly harmless; only a few strains are harmful. I don't believe the route by which gut biota is established has been entirely established for any species but, for example, koala feed their faeces to their offspring to help them establish biota capable of digesting eucalyptus. It seems that a small proportion of ingested bacteria somehow survive ...


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Certain intestinal diseases have symptoms that appear concurrently in other systems of the body, but the bowel diseases themselves are not extraintestinal. Extraintestinal manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease are prevalent in both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. The most common manifestations involve the musculoskeletal and dermatologic ...


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If you have no medical background at all, you will need a general text that teaches more than just digestive physiology. That is because you need to understand the function of other systems that have an influence over the digestive system (for example, the peripheral nervous system). Here are a few good general references to get you started: Physiology by ...


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This is a bit hard because the usual composition statements are a combination of different types of molecules. Most of faeces are, by dry weight, bacteria (30%), undigested food and fiber (30%), fat (10%-20%), inorganic matter( 10-20%), other protein(2-3%). (reference) As you can see the bacterial portion contains proteins (amino acids) and other types of ...


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From studies, lactic acid bacteria were found to be more resistant to GP (garlic powder) compared to the clostridial members of the gut microbiota. While for most bacteria the antimicrobial effect was transient, the lactobacilli showed a degree of resistance to garlic, indicating that its consumption may favour the growth of these beneficial ...



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