Despite the global focus on COVID-19, 2021 was also a productive year in gut microbiome research. In this “2021 Year at a glance” report, discover emerging trends in postbiotics, the role of beneficial microbes in dietary guidelines, diet-related tools for shaping the gut microbiome and the potential role of newly identified probiotics in obesity and functional dyspepsia.

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.

The last 8th Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit hold in Miami in March updated the science behind gut microbiota and diet, probiotics, functional gastrointestinal disorders and metabolic and liver conditions. Check out here the Summit’s official report.

2018 has allowed a better understanding of environment-host-microbiome interactions in shaping health and disease. We’re pleased to present the new “Year at a Glance 2018” document, which summarizes the relevant advances in gut microbiota science 2018.

Western diets high in fats and sugars, modern lifestyles with stress and sedentarism and the indiscriminate use of antibiotics together with other frequently prescribed drugs -such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and proton pump inhibitors- are major drivers of changes in microbiota composition and gut barrier disruption. (Dr. Maria Rescigno)