Tag: microbiome

1. Very-low-calorie diet significantly altered composition of the gut microbiome in study participants, including an enrichment in pathogenic Clostridiodies difficile. 2. Stool samples from post-diet patients similarly induced weight loss in mice due to impaired nutrient absorption and enrichment in Clostridiodies difficile. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) The gut microbiome plays an...
2 Minute Medicine is pleased to announce that we are launching Wellness Check, a new series dedicated to exploring new research evidence focused on wellness. Each week, we will report on articles examining different aspects of wellness, including (but not limited to) nutrition, sleep, reproductive health, substance use and...
  1. Decreased levels of the molecule butyrate and its receptors were found in mice that received an allogeneic bone marrow transplant (BMT). 2. The addition of butyrate-producing bacteria increased the function of the intestinal epithelium as well as survival in mice that received transplants. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown:...
1. Infants of women who received intrapartum antibiotics were more likely to have an altered gut microbiome at 3 months of life. 2. The health consequences of these altered microbiomes was not assessed. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: In North America, it is routine practice to administer prophylactic intrapartum antibiotics in...