#GMFH10years – Let’s celebrate together!

It’s been 10 years since our team came together with a mission to share knowledge about the science of the gut microbiota with researchers, health professionals and the rest of the world!

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, we will be sharing amazing new content throughout 2022, including special articles and video interviews with experts from around the world, both on our website and via our social media channels. Make sure you don’t miss a thing by following the official hashtag (#GMFH10years) and subscribing to our newsletters!

GMFH 10th anniversary

Pasteurized Akkermansia muciniphila: a new bacterium to fight metabolic syndrome?

The Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium species are among the more traditional probiotics that are familiar to readers, but at the same time, newly isolated bacteria and their beneficial properties are also the subject of different studies.

While a healthy diet and sufficient exercise are the main tools for managing obesity, Akkermansia muciniphila emerges as the first postbiotic that can help with weight loss and control. In other words, A. muciniphila may alleviate metabolic syndrome by maintaining the gut barrier in good shape, replenishing mucous layer thickness and contributing to producing antimicrobial compounds that will kill pathogens.

As part of the GMFH 10th anniversary interview series, we met Prof. Patrice D. Cani from UC Louvain (Belgium) to find out more about the history behind the use of A. muciniphila. Check out the interview to learn more about the early days of Akkermansia research.

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#GMFH10years – Let’s celebrate together!

3 Mar 2022

by GMFH Editing Team

It’s been 10 years since our team came together with a mission to share knowledge about the science of the gut microbiota with researchers, health professionals and the rest of the world!

“We were able to make this complex science, which is microbiome science, easy for clinicians”. Francisco Guarner tells us about the early days of the GMFH World Summit and the challenges for the future of gut microbiota science.

Adverse reactions to food are on the rise and include both food sensitivities and food intolerances. Learn more about the differences between the two and the most important factor to consider before going on a restrictive diet.

While the human gut microbiota can affect metabolic health, there are only a few bacterial strains that have been shown to be potentially helpful in cases of obesity. Prof. Patrice D. Cani updates the health effects of Akkermansia muciniphila as one of the most widely studied gut bacteria for weight management.

Are you familiar with the “biotic” family? As part of the GMFH 10th-anniversary interviews, we asked Dr. Mary Ellen Sanders to explain a little more about this concept and the health benefits provided by this group of substances.

Want to know more about the history of GMFH? Take a look at the infographic we have prepared with the key moments from the past 10 years.