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How to eat for a diverse microbiota

29 Oct 2020

by GMFH Editing Team

Did you know that diet is one of the key factors that influence the composition of the gut microbiota? A new infographic from GMFH gives you the basics on the link between nutrition, gut microbiota and diversity.

A new study concludes that what mothers eat while pregnant shapes their gut microbiota composition and that, in turn, has an effect on the composition of their babies’ gut microbial community.

Scientists have started to investigate the role gut microbiota might play in either protecting against COVID-19 or on the contrary in increasing vulnerability to severe symptomatic disease. Any conclusions would be highly relevant to preventing increased mortality among elderly nursing home residents.

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Gut microbiome-targeted interventions are being explored as means of improving cognitive performance. A new meta-analysis of 22 randomized controlled studies has found no significant effect on improving cognition for probiotics, prebiotics and fermented foods, whether alone or used in combination.

Host lifestyle and diet are known to have a significant impact on the gut microbiome. A large observational study across 3400 individuals shows that, beyond interindividual variability, gut microbiome heterogeneity may play a role in individual responses to diet, lifestyle and medication.

How the enteric nervous system interacts with surrounding host and microbial cells is largely unknown, mainly due to the limitations of available methodologies for studying enteric neurons. A recent study provides new insights into enteric nervous system cells from both the mouse and human intestine.