19 Jan 2024 Nutrition Evidence Alert – January 2024 – The Microbiome and its Many Associations with Health
From our Experts
Bifidobacterium longum subsp. longum Reduces Perceived Psychological Stress in Healthy Adults: An Exploratory Clinical Trial in Nutrients. 2023. With Expert Review from Ana-Paula Agrela
Early life gut microbiota profiles linked to synbiotic formula effects: a randomized clinical trial in European infants in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2023. With Expert Review from Wilma Kirsten
Comparative analysis of the efficacies of probiotic supplementation and glucose-lowering drugs for the treatment of type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis in Frontiers in Nutrition. 2022. With Expert Review from Kirsty Baxter
This month, we are kicking off a 3-month focus on the microbiome. This first alert, in what will become a microbiome series, aims to highlight the significant breadth of health implications of the microbiome. From different life stages, bodily systems and disease states, the science on the microbiome is building. Next month, we will focus on the microbiome and IBS and in March on microbiome/IBD associations.
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Podcasts Selected for you This Month
Stop Taking Probiotics (Maybe…) – Grace Kingswell in conversation with Alex Manos. State of Mind Podcast
Leveraging your microbiome for better skin, mood, and brain health, plus why most probiotics suck – Max Lugavere in conversation with Kiran Krishnan. The Genius Life Podcast
Your Reference Library
For practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students with particular interest in this area, here’s our long list
Early Life and the Microbiome:
Effects of early-life antibiotics on the developing infant gut microbiome and resistome: a randomized trial in Nature Communications. 2022
Early life gut microbiota profiles linked to synbiotic formula effects: a randomized clinical trial in European infants in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2023
Effect of an Exclusive Human Milk Diet on the Gut Microbiome in Preterm Infants: A Randomized Clinical Trial in JAMA Network Open. 2023
Intestinal Microbial Composition of Children in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Probiotics to Treat Acute Gastroenteritis in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 2022
Pre-diabetes/Type 2 Diabetes and the Microbiome:
High-fiber diet ameliorates gut microbiota, serum metabolism and emotional mood in type 2 diabetes patients in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 2023
Combined berberine and probiotic treatment as an effective regimen for improving postprandial hyperlipidemia in type 2 diabetes patients: a double blinded placebo controlled randomized study in Gut Microbes. 2022
The effects of probiotic and synbiotic supplementation on inflammation, oxidative stress, and circulating adiponectin and leptin concentration in subjects with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus: a GRADE-assessed systematic review, meta-analysis, and meta-regression of randomized clinical trials in European Journal of Nutrition. 2023
The causal relationship between gut microbiota and type 2 diabetes: a two-sample Mendelian randomized study in Frontiers in Public Health. 2023
Impact of dietary interventions on pre-diabetic oral and gut microbiome, metabolites and cytokines in Nature Communications. 2023
Effects of Gut Microbiome Modulation on Reducing Adverse Health Outcomes among Elderly and Diabetes Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial (IMPACT Study) in Nutrients. 2023
Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and the Microbiome:
Gut microbiota in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a PREDIMED-Plus trial sub analysis in Gut Microbes. 2023
Overweight/Obesity and the Microbiome:
Effects of Lactobacillus curvatus HY7601 and Lactobacillus plantarum KY1032 on Overweight and the Gut Microbiota in Humans: Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial in Nutrients. 2022
The Effects of High Fiber Rye, Compared to Refined Wheat, on Gut Microbiota Composition, Plasma Short Chain Fatty Acids, and Implications for Weight Loss and Metabolic Risk Factors (the RyeWeight Study) in Nutrients. 2022
Aspects of Aging and the Microbiome:
Stress, Mood and the Microbiome:
Effects of Lactococcus lactis subsp. cremoris YRC3780 daily intake on the HPA axis response to acute psychological stress in healthy Japanese men in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2022
Multispecies probiotic administration reduces emotional salience and improves mood in subjects with moderate depression: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study in Psychological Medicine. 2023
Food, Fibre, Pre- and Pro-biotics and the Microbiome:
Effect of ancient Khorasan wheat on gut microbiota, inflammation, and short-chain fatty acid production in patients with fibromyalgia in World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2022
Walnut consumption and gut microbial metabolism: Results of an exploratory analysis from a randomized, crossover, controlled-feeding study in Clinical Nutrition (Edinburgh, Scotland). 2023
Menopause and the Microbiome:
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