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Uh, How Often Should You Poop? Here’s What’s Normal, According to a Gastroenterologist

Uh, How Often Should You Poop? Here’s What’s Normal, According to a Gastroenterologist

Let’s talk about bowel movements. We all pass ‘em, but some of us more than others, which got us wondering what’s normal. So, how often should you poop? We asked Dr. Jonathan Kung, medical advisor to Nouri and gastroenterologist at Mt. Sinai and got the answer to our question, and then some. Read on for …

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The secret to good health later in life? Researchers think it could be banking your poop now

The secret to good health later in life? Researchers think it could be banking your poop now

A group of researchers has some counterintuitive advice: Saving your poop now could save your life someday. In an opinion paper published Thursday in the journal Trends in Molecular Medicine, the researchers make the case for autologous fecal microbiota transplantation, or FMT — using your own poop to restore your health later in life.  They …

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We Should Be Banking Our Poop for Future Use, Scientists Argue

We Should Be Banking Our Poop for Future Use, Scientists Argue

Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Experts at Harvard and elsewhere are proposing a new type of bank be set up nationwide: a poop bank. In a paper this week, they argue that it should be possible for people to deposit a fecal sample relatively early on in life, which can then be stored indefinitely and later used …

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You Need to Make a Personal Poop Bank, Scientists Say

You Need to Make a Personal Poop Bank, Scientists Say

Stock up on the Metamucil, folks. Scientists say you need to start saving your poop. A team of researchers at ​​Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital published an opinion article in the journal Trends in Molecular Medicine today sounding the alarm on a trend in how human gut microbiomes (microorganisms in your digestive …

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