Dysbiosis – What Have We Learned?

Wednesday, 27 January 2010 by | Comments: 6
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Michael Ash BSc(Hons) DO, ND, FDipION reviews some of the last 12 months of published research.

The human body has some 10 trillion human cells—but 10 times that number of microbial cells. So what happens when such an important part of our bodies goes missing or never develops?

Plus what can we do to limit any adverse consequences linked to microbial disruption – referred to as dysbiosis?[1]

Further, do probiotics—dietary supplements containing potentially beneficial microbes actually support appropriate immune responses?

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Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic relapsing inflammatory disease of the colon with extraintestinal manifestations. UC is associated with increased risk of developing colorectal cancer and increased mortality. Pathogenesis of UC is postulated to be linked to a defect in the microbial population of the colonic mucosa. Patients with UC requiring surgery tend to have