Gut Microbiota Dysbiosis

1 Apr 2017

by GMFH Editing Team

This new infographic shows the main factors that can generate gut microbiota dysbiosis, how it manifests itself and how it can be prevented or corrected through a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

A recent review, led by Dr. Purnima S. Kumar from the Division of Periodontology at College of Dentistry at The Ohio State University in Columbus (USA), examines the role of periodontal pathobionts in initiating or exacerbating systemic diseases.

Most mucosal surfaces of the human body contain an extremely complex ecosystem of microbial organisms. These resident microbes exist in a delicate balance with each other and the human host that is dictated by the specific local environmental factors of each host body site. In health, the many different species that make up the microbiota exist in homeostasis with the host immune system. A dysbiosis of the microbiota shifts the community, which may lead to disease.