Gut microbiota functions

26 Jan 2016

by GMFH Editing Team

Scientists are learning, though, that the names of your gut microbial species may be less important than what they do for you. The microorganisms that make up your community must perform certain important jobs.

Research shows that host-microbe interactions can regulate immune and metabolic pathways. Here, Fu and colleagues investigated the connection between the microbiota and selected risk factors for cardiovascular disease in humans: abnormal blood lipid levels and high body mass.

According to a new study recently published in Gut, however, the benefits of exercise may not end there. Researchers suggest that frequent exercise may also play an important role in our whole-body health by – directly or indirectly – contributing to the diversity of our gut microbiota.

#GMFH2014 on Storify [Part 1 of 3]

17 Mar 2014

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Scientists and clinicians examine the latest research in the role human gut microbes play indigestive and overall health at the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit 2014 (March 8-9 - Miami, USA), hosted by the ESNM and the AGA.    

#GMFH2014 on Storify [Part 3 of 3]

17 Mar 2014

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Scientists and clinicians examine the latest research in the role human gut microbes play indigestive and overall health at the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit 2014 (March 8-9 - Miami, USA), hosted by the ESNM and the AGA. [View the

#GMFH2014 on Storify [Part 2 of 3]

14 Mar 2014

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Scientists and clinicians examine the latest research in the role human gut microbes play indigestive and overall health at the Gut Microbiota for Health Summit 2014 (March 8-9 - Miami, USA), hosted by the ESNM and the AGA. Go to

Professor Barbara’s main scientific interest is in functional gastrointestinal disorders, including constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea. These conditions have been considered for a long time mood disorders. However, there is clear recognition that peripheral and environmental factors as well

2013 CHAMMP Symposium

2 Oct 2013

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On Monday 30th September, 2013, UC Davis hosted the 2013 CHAMMP (Center of Health for Advancing Microbiome and Mucosal Protection) Symposium on "Advancing microbiome and mucosal protection in chronic inflammatory disease and development". The event welcomed 8 presentations, with a keynote