Posts Tagged 'gut'

Microbiota in Pregnant Women Looks Like Those of People with Diabetes

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The microbiota in pregnant women’s gut change as their pregnancy advances, resembling more like those of people who might develop diabetes. These changes, while not damaging maternal health, correspond with increases in blood glucose and fat deposits thought to help the nourishment of the developing child.

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Gut Microbial Enterotypes Form a Spectrum Rather than Distinct Groups

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Bacteroides fragilis, part of the intestinal flora

Trillions of bacteria populate our intestines. While these communities vary between humans, a study published last year in the journal Nature indicated that they may fall into just three distinct types. However, new data presented at the International Human Microbiome Congress in Paris suggests that the boundaries between enterotypes are fuzzier than previously thought.

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