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Getting to know your gut microbiota

24 Jun 2020

by GMFH Editing Team

Do you know the surface of your digestive tract? How many kilos does it weigh? A new infographic from GMFH gives an overview of the fascinating world of gut bacteria.

Fermented foods are a known source of lactic acid bacteria. A high-throughput sequencing analysis of food and human metagenomes proves that fermented foods are a source of lactic acid bacteria for the gut microbiome, and that abundance is shaped by both age and lifestyle.

Gut microbiota alterations in obesity remain the subject of debate. Writing in Nature, Vieira-Silva and colleagues found that the undesirable Bacteroides 2 enterotype was more frequent in people with a higher body mass index, but not if they were taking statins.

The last 9th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit hold in Madrid on March updated the science behind diet, the balance between gut microbiota and the immune system, mental health, food intolerances and functional gut disorders, among others. Check out here the Summit’s official report.

With World Digestive Health Day and World Microbiome day just around the corner, Gut Microbiota for Health launches the #GutToKnowYou campaign. This two-month initiative aims to help people learn more about their gut microbiota and its importance for both health and quality of life.

The #GMFH2020 replay

20 Apr 2020

by GMFH Editing Team

On March 7th and 8th, scientists, healthcare professionals, dietitians, and digital opinion leaders from all over the world converged in Madrid, Spain for the 9th edition of the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit.