Recent Microbiome Studies
We monitor the latest microbiome research and aim to list all the studies we come across that we feel might be of interest to our Practitioners.
A new study found that centenarians (age 100 years or more) have a more diverse virome (the collection of viruses present in an individual’s body) in their gut compared to younger adults and older individuals. This increased viral diversity may suggest a more robust immune response and a better ability to protect them from viral
A new study suggests that changes in the gut microbiota composition could be potentially an early diagnostic indicator of Parkinson’s disease before the typical motor symptoms manifest. The study highlights the significance of the microbiota-gut-brain axis in this disease. https://www.eatingwell.com/article/8046037/gut-microbiome-parkinsons-disease-new-research/
The study published in the Nature Communications journal last year suggested that gut microbiota may play a key role in depression. In a recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry, the research team identified the link between metabolites in energy and lipid metabolism and major depressive disorder (MDD). The changes in the lipid metabolites observed in
Broad spectrum antibiotics not only eradicate the target pathogen, but are known to have catastrophic effects on the beneficial bacteria, causing lasting damage to the gut microbiome. As a result, patients are more likely to suffer from reinfections as well as subsequent digestive distress. In contrast, narrow spectrum antibiotics target one, or a small group,