One of the interesting and groundbreaking articles presented this year at Digestive Disease Week, an annual international gastroenterology professional conference in May 2017 is a collaboration of 14 researchers from UCLA, Texas Children’s Microbiome Center and Baylor College of Medicine, and the Washington University School of Medicine in St, Louis, Missouri. The authors confirmed the existence of IBS microbiome subgroups as found in various researchers’ past work and made a preliminary identification of some specific microbes and their metabolites that appear to be involved. Also, for the first time, they found that structural differences in the brains of some study volunteers with IBS appear to correlate with gut microbiome composition.
Read more on the IBS Impact blog here: http://ibsimpact.wordpress.com/2017/06/14/research-links-gut-microbiome-changes-to-brain-structure-in-irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs/
Last updated: June 2017