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Special Issue "Gut Microbiome and Health"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Christine Edwards

Human Nutrition, School of Medicine, College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G31 2ER, UK
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Guest Editor
Dr. Ada Garcia

Human Nutrition, School of Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences University of Glasgow, Glasgow G31 2ER, UK
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Interests: the effect of dietary constituents such as fibre and antioxidants (polyphenols); metabolic responses including glucose, lipid metabolism, and gastrointestinal and adipokine secretion in healthy individuals and in individuals with the metabolic syndrome or with metabolic-related increased oxidative stress
Guest Editor
Dr. Alison Parrett

Affiliation: Human Nutrition, School of Medicine, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences University of Glasgow, Glasgow G31 2ER, UK
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The gut microbiome has been implicated in the pathology of several diseases, from in utero to senescence. During childhood, alterations in gut microbiome diversity have been found in diseases, such as asthma, allergy, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, and obesity. In poverty associated undernutrition, environmental enteric dysfunction is associated with abnormal gut function and alterations in the gut microbiome and inflammation are proposed as underpinning mechanisms. In adulthood, the microbiome has been associated with the causes and prevention of many chronic diseases including heart disease, obesity and cancer, as well as decline in cognitive function and other brain disorders. 

This Special Issue seeks papers on the gut microbiome, including those on the impact of diet and environmental conditions related to public health at all stages of the life cycle. Epidemiological and mechanistic studies will be considered. High-quality narrative and systematic reviews will be also considered.

Prof. Christine Edwards
Dr. Ada Garcia
Dr. Alison Parrett
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Gut microbiome
  • Gut colonisation
  • Diet
  • Malnutrition
  • Obesity
  • Chronic disease
  • Lifecycle
  • Brain function
  • Ageing
  • Feeding studies

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Open AccessReview Breast Cancer and Its Relationship with the Microbiota
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(8), 1747; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15081747
Received: 6 July 2018 / Revised: 8 August 2018 / Accepted: 11 August 2018 / Published: 14 August 2018
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The microorganisms that live symbiotically in human beings are increasingly recognized as important players in health and disease. The largest collection of these microorganisms is found in the gastrointestinal tract. Microbial composition reflects both genetic and lifestyle variables of the host. This microbiota
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The microorganisms that live symbiotically in human beings are increasingly recognized as important players in health and disease. The largest collection of these microorganisms is found in the gastrointestinal tract. Microbial composition reflects both genetic and lifestyle variables of the host. This microbiota is in a dynamic balance with the host, exerting local and distant effects. Microbial perturbation (dysbiosis) could contribute to the risk of developing health problems. Various bacterial genes capable of producing estrogen-metabolizing enzymes have been identified. Accordingly, gut microbiota is capable of modulating estrogen serum levels. Conversely, estrogen-like compounds may promote the proliferation of certain species of bacteria. Therefore, a crosstalk between microbiota and both endogenous hormones and estrogen-like compounds might synergize to provide protection from disease but also to increase the risk of developing hormone-related diseases. Recent research suggests that the microbiota of women with breast cancer differs from that of healthy women, indicating that certain bacteria may be associated with cancer development and with different responses to therapy. In this review, we discuss recent knowledge about the microbiome and breast cancer, identifying specific characteristics of the human microbiome that may serve to develop novel approaches for risk assessment, prevention and treatment for this disease. Full article
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Open AccessReview Rebuilding the Gut Microbiota Ecosystem
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15(8), 1679; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph15081679
Received: 19 June 2018 / Accepted: 4 August 2018 / Published: 7 August 2018
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A microbial ecosystem in which bacteria no longer live in a mutualistic association is called dysbiotic. Gut microbiota dysbiosis is a condition related with the pathogenesis of intestinal illnesses (irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease) and extra-intestinal illnesses (obesity, metabolic
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A microbial ecosystem in which bacteria no longer live in a mutualistic association is called dysbiotic. Gut microbiota dysbiosis is a condition related with the pathogenesis of intestinal illnesses (irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease, and inflammatory bowel disease) and extra-intestinal illnesses (obesity, metabolic disorder, cardiovascular syndrome, allergy, and asthma). Dysbiosis status has been related to various important pathologies, and many therapeutic strategies aimed at restoring the balance of the intestinal ecosystem have been implemented. These strategies include the administration of probiotics, prebiotics, and synbiotics; phage therapy; fecal transplantation; bacterial consortium transplantation; and a still poorly investigated approach based on predatory bacteria. This review discusses the various aspects of these strategies to counteract intestinal dysbiosis. Full article
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