Fiber medicine

Simple and inexpensive method to protect carbon fiber

Yongfeng Lu. Credit: Craig Chandler | University communication For the past 50 years, manufacturers have considered carbon fiber to be a dream material: although the individual fibers are finer than a strand of human hair, they can be twisted together and fused with a matrix material to form a lightweight composite that is stronger than […]

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A microbiome study of a fermented diet versus a high-fiber diet shows surprising results

By studying the relationship between diet, gut bacteria and systemic inflammation, a team of Stanford University researchers found that just weeks after eating a diet high in fermented foods can lead to improvements in diversity. microbiome and reductions in inflammatory biomarkers. The new research pitted a high-fiber diet against a diet high in fermented foods. […]

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Fecal transplantation and fiber improve insulin in obesity

As the use of fecal microbial transplantation evolves, new research shows that a non-invasive approach – with an oral capsule formulation – combined with fiber supplementation significantly improves insulin sensitivity in people suffering from severe obesity and metabolic syndrome. “We believe this noninvasive approach will replace invasive fecal microbial transplantation,” said lead author Karen L. […]

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Soy Protein Fiber (SPF): an eco-friendly textile material you know

Known as “vegetable cashmere”, soy protein fiber (or SPF for short) is the textile every sustainable fashion lover should know. Super soft and naturally cream-colored, this durable fiber hasn’t hit the mainstream market yet – but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve a little spotlight! Story It is difficult to say who is the source […]

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Global Lyocell Fiber Industry to 2029

DUBLIN, July 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The “Lyocell Fiber Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, 2021 to 2029” report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. In 2019, the Lyocell fiber market was estimated at more than $970 million, and it is expected to increase […]

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Carbon fiber market worth $8.9 billion by 2031

CHICAGO, July 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — According to new market research report “carbon fiber market by Raw Material (PAN, Pitch), Fiber Type (Virgin, Recycled), Product Type, Modulus, Application (Composite, Non-Composite), End-Use Industry (A&D, Automotive, Wind Energy), and Region – Global forecasts to 2031″published by MarketsandMarkets™, the market is expected to rise from $3.7 billion in […]

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Fecal graft and fiber successfully treat metabolic syndrome

A clinical trial testing fecal transplants in severely obese subjects with metabolic syndrome found that the treatment was only beneficial when accompanied by non-fermentable fiber supplements. The phase 2 trial saw improvements in insulin sensitivity six weeks after a single fecal transplant. We know that our gut bacteria influence our overall health, but the big […]