17 Feb 2023 Nutrition Evidence Alert – February 2023 – The Vaginal Microbiome
The Vaginal Microbiome – Your Monthly Alert
The vaginal microbiome and the risk of preterm birth: a systematic review and network meta-analysis in Scientific Reports. 2022
This month, we focus on the science of the vaginal microbiome. The above systematic review in Scientific Reports explores links between the vaginal microbiome and preterm birth. Keep scrolling to find podcast conversations, blog posts, NED Talks and a long list of peer-reviewed journal articles, all available to you on the Nutrition Evidence Database. Enjoy!
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In Conversation with our Experts.
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Blog post of the month
From Optibac Probiotics on the vaginal microbiome and the role of Lactobacillus
All about Your Vaginal Flora – Optibac
Our choice of podcast
Grace Kingswell in converstaion with Debbie Cotton from Invivo
Your Reference Library
For practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students with particular interest in this area, here’s our long list
Effects of oral probiotic supplements on vaginal microbiota during pregnancy: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with microbiome analysis in BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. 2020
Probiotic treatment with specific lactobacilli does not improve an unfavorable vaginal microbiota prior to fertility treatment-A randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial in Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2022
Oral administration of Lactobacillus crispatus M247 to papillomavirus-infected women: results of a preliminary, uncontrolled, open trial in Minerva Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2021
Effects of Hemp Sanitary Pads on the Vaginal Microecology in Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine. 2022
Association between postmenopausal vulvovaginal discomfort, vaginal microbiota, and mucosal inflammation in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2021
A Deep Look at the Vaginal Environment During Pregnancy and Puerperium in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 2022
Naturalization of the microbiota developmental trajectory of Cesarean-born neonates after vaginal seeding in Med (New York, N.Y.). 2021
The Effect of Exogenous Sex Steroids on the Vaginal Microbiota: A Systematic Review in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 2021
Interaction of cervical microbiome with epigenome of epithelial cells: Significance of inflammation to primary healthcare in Biomolecular Concepts. 2022
The Human Vulvar Microbiome: A Systematic Review in Microorganisms. 2021
Towards a deeper understanding of the vaginal microbiota in Nature Microbiology. 2022
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