Category : Uncategorized

Canadian Obesity Network

Although plenty of research in both animal models and humans during the last decade has explored the relationship between the gut microbiota and obesity and related metabolic disorders, the clinically relevant contribution of gut microbiota to obesity and related metabolic disorders is still unknown. The relationship between obesity and metabolic diseases has been recently covered in a review article by…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Canadian Obesity Network

Although plenty of research in both animal models and humans during the last decade has explored the relationship between the gut microbiota and obesity and related metabolic disorders, the clinically relevant contribution of gut microbiota to obesity and related metabolic disorders is still unknown. The relationship between obesity and metabolic diseases has been recently covered in a review article by…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Gut Microbiota for Health is pleased to present its “Year at a Glance 2017” document! With an editorial from Prof. Fernando Azpiroz, Head of the Gut Microbiota & Health section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM), Vienna (Austria), this report summarizes the important breakthroughs in gut microbiota research in 2017. The last year has been a special…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Gut Microbiota for Health is pleased to present its “Year at a Glance 2017” document! With an editorial from Prof. Fernando Azpiroz, Head of the Gut Microbiota & Health section of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility (ESNM), Vienna (Austria), this report summarizes the important breakthroughs in gut microbiota research in 2017. The last year has been a special…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Both the Metagenomics of the Human Intestinal Tract (MetaHIT) project, supported by the European Comission under the 7th Framework program, and the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are the largest studies to date that have characterized the microbiomes of healthy human subjects at different body sites using 16S and shotgun metagenomic sequencing. A…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

Both the Metagenomics of the Human Intestinal Tract (MetaHIT) project, supported by the European Comission under the 7th Framework program, and the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), are the largest studies to date that have characterized the microbiomes of healthy human subjects at different body sites using 16S and shotgun metagenomic sequencing. A…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

Constipation is a common condition that may result from altered gastrointestinal motility. Several factors appear relevant to gut motility: the gut luminal environment (including the gastrointestinal microbiota and fermentation), as well as factors related to the immune system, the enteric nervous system, and the central nervous system. Previous research has found associations between colonic transit time and aspects of patients’…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

Constipation is a common condition that may result from altered gastrointestinal motility. Several factors appear relevant to gut motility: the gut luminal environment (including the gastrointestinal microbiota and fermentation), as well as factors related to the immune system, the enteric nervous system, and the central nervous system. Previous research has found associations between colonic transit time and aspects of patients’…

Andreu Prados
Andreu Prados holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy & Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Science writer specialised in gut microbiota and probiotics, working also as lecturer and consultant in nutrition and healthcare. Follow Andreu on Twitter @andreuprados

A crucial question underpinning the establishment of robust scientific connections between gut bacterial communities and health is: precisely how do the gut microbiota exert their effects in the intestinal tract and throughout the rest of the body? Of all the ways in which microbe-mediated health effects may occur, scientists have found the activities of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) to be…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

A crucial question underpinning the establishment of robust scientific connections between gut bacterial communities and health is: precisely how do the gut microbiota exert their effects in the intestinal tract and throughout the rest of the body? Of all the ways in which microbe-mediated health effects may occur, scientists have found the activities of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) to be…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Differences in the composition of gut microbiota in health and disease are providing new ways of deciphering mechanisms of digestive diseases, e.g. inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Another way of exploring the role of gut microbiota in health and disease is to monitor the generated metabolites.   A study carried out by Bjerrum and collaborators employed a spectroscopy-based metabolic profiling of…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Differences in the composition of gut microbiota in health and disease are providing new ways of deciphering mechanisms of digestive diseases, e.g. inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Another way of exploring the role of gut microbiota in health and disease is to monitor the generated metabolites.   A study carried out by Bjerrum and collaborators employed a spectroscopy-based metabolic profiling of…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Rob Knight, professor at University of Colorado, Boulder, is a pioneer in the study of the human microbiota, the group of bacteria that live in our bodies and help take care of our health. In the talk How our microbes make us who we are, given at a TED Talks conference, Knight analyses the communities of microbes we host in…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Rob Knight, professor at University of Colorado, Boulder, is a pioneer in the study of the human microbiota, the group of bacteria that live in our bodies and help take care of our health. In the talk How our microbes make us who we are, given at a TED Talks conference, Knight analyses the communities of microbes we host in…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Most of us sometimes try to calm our nerves by binge-eating. When it is occasional, it may lead to some extra weight or guilty feelings. When it is a regular habit, however, it is clinically considered an eating disorder. In fact, more than 8% of the population experiences some kind of eating disorder at some point in their lives (US…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Most of us sometimes try to calm our nerves by binge-eating. When it is occasional, it may lead to some extra weight or guilty feelings. When it is a regular habit, however, it is clinically considered an eating disorder. In fact, more than 8% of the population experiences some kind of eating disorder at some point in their lives (US…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

We are more bacteria than we are human: for every cell in our body, we host no fewer than ten microbes, most of them in our gut (our gut microbiota or gut flora).  Just recently, scientists have only begun to get a better understanding of the role that these hundreds of trillion of bacteria play inside us, mainly in our…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

We are more bacteria than we are human: for every cell in our body, we host no fewer than ten microbes, most of them in our gut (our gut microbiota or gut flora).  Just recently, scientists have only begun to get a better understanding of the role that these hundreds of trillion of bacteria play inside us, mainly in our…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Over the last few years, scientists have found that the microbes hosted in the digestive tract (the gut microbiota or gut flora) perform key functions for health. Digestion, immunity and even mental health are extremely dependent on tasks carried out by the gut bacteria. Now, two studies have found that the human gut hosts five hundred species of microbes –…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team

Over the last few years, scientists have found that the microbes hosted in the digestive tract (the gut microbiota or gut flora) perform key functions for health. Digestion, immunity and even mental health are extremely dependent on tasks carried out by the gut bacteria. Now, two studies have found that the human gut hosts five hundred species of microbes –…

GMFH Editing Team
GMFH Editing Team