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.

You are probably familiar with the idea that an altered gut microbiota composition has been linked to a wide range of intestinal and extraintestinal conditions. Learn more about what science says are the best ways to take care of your gut microbiota.

As we look back, we can certainly say that 2021 has been a productive year for gut microbiome research. In this last post of the year, we bring you key articles from our blog and studies on major advances in the role of the gut microbiome in maintaining health and helping to manage gut and immune-related diseases. We will also look at the therapeutic potential of probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics for your clinical practice.

Beyond live microorganisms, inanimate microorganisms and their components can also confer a health benefit on the host. A panel of experts under the auspices of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics (ISAPP) updates the definition and scope of postbiotics.