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.

The gut microbiota is a hot topic. Research on the subject is constantly evolving and the goal is to create new gut microbiota-based therapies for preventing or curing disease, allowing patients to live healthy lives. At the 10th anniversary of the GMFH Summit, a panel of experts came together to share the latest in gut microbiota research. Now it’s our turn to share their insights with you.

Rural living, vaginal delivery, pet ownership, eating a wide variety of foods, low antibiotic use, and breast milk microbiota can prevent your children from developing a respiratory or food allergy. But what if differences in the gut microbiota could predict which children will grow out of their allergies?

There is a growing interest in the role diet plays in behavior, yet current studies have yielded inconsistent results around directly linking the gut microbiome as the cause of certain behaviors such as anxiety, depression and autistic behavior. A recent study tries to tackle the question of whether the gut microbiome is directly linked to autism spectrum disorders.

#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!