New Microbiome Health Index provides a “credit score for your gut”

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic have developed a test that can predict a person’s general health status by measuring the levels of 50 gut microbial species. Called the Gut Microbiome Health Index (GMHI), the formula does not diagnose specific diseases a… Continue reading New Microbiome Health Index provides a “credit score for your gut”

Link between bad sleep, high blood pressure, and gut microbiome uncovered

A compelling new study, led by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago, has identified a complex relationship between disturbed sleep patterns, elevated blood pressure, and disruptions to the gut microbiome. The robust animal study sugge… Continue reading Link between bad sleep, high blood pressure, and gut microbiome uncovered

Fecal transplants show promise treating alcoholism in first human trial

A first-of-its-kind Phase 1 clinical trial, from researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University, has found fecal transplants may be helpful in reducing drinking behaviors in those suffering severe alcohol use disorder (AUD). The results are preliminar… Continue reading Fecal transplants show promise treating alcoholism in first human trial

World-first database catalogs 1,000s of viruses in our gut microbiome

Researchers from Ohio State University have created the first catalog of viral populations known to inhabit the human gut. Called the Gut Virome Database, the study suggests each person’s gut viral population is as unique as their fingerprints.Continue… Continue reading World-first database catalogs 1,000s of viruses in our gut microbiome

Study discovers how certain gut bacteria enhances cancer immunotherapy

A new research report, published in the journal Science, is describing how certain species of gut bacteria can enhance the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy. The animal study offers insights into a novel bacteria metabolite-immune pathway that could lea… Continue reading Study discovers how certain gut bacteria enhances cancer immunotherapy

How antibiotics and a high-fat diet can drive gut inflammation

Robust new research is suggesting a high-fat diet and antibiotic use work together synergistically to promote the type of gut microbiome imbalance that can lead to bowel inflammation. The study sheds light on the causal mechanisms by which environmenta… Continue reading How antibiotics and a high-fat diet can drive gut inflammation

Prediabetes associated with bacterial shifts in the gut microbiome

Researchers from the University of Gothenburg have for the first time studied the gut microbiome of subjects with prediabetes. The study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, reveals a person’s unique gut bacteria population could be used to predi… Continue reading Prediabetes associated with bacterial shifts in the gut microbiome

Age-related heart disease linked to gut bacteria metabolite

New research from the University of Colorado Boulder has offered some of the clearest evidence to date showing how the gut microbiome produces a metabolite that, over time, contributes to age-related declines in cardiovascular health.Continue ReadingCa… Continue reading Age-related heart disease linked to gut bacteria metabolite

Age-related heart disease linked to gut bacteria metabolite

New research from the University of Colorado Boulder has offered some of the clearest evidence to date showing how the gut microbiome produces a metabolite that, over time, contributes to age-related declines in cardiovascular health.Continue ReadingCa… Continue reading Age-related heart disease linked to gut bacteria metabolite