Special Issue "Gut Microbiota Diversity Relates to Lifestyle"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019)
Dr. Mar Larrosa
Food, Microbiota and Health Group, Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biosciences, Universidad Europea de Madrid, c/Tajo s/n Villaviciosa de Odón, 28670, Madrid, Spain
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Interests: effect of single foods, food ingredients, and diets on gut microbiota and its relationship with health (sport performance) and illness (obesity, dementia, and cancer survivors); markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in cell culture (bacterial and human), animal models, and human trials
Higher microbiota diversity is associated with a healthier state. Microbial communities with greater diversity are more stable, resistant to pathogenic invasions and shows greater functionality, resulting in host health benefits. Lifestyle significantly determines the gut microbiota community conformation and functionality: nutrition (macronutrient intake, fiber, processed food consumption), physical activity, environment and the use of antibiotics and drugs are some of the factors that determine gut microbiota diversity. For this Special Issue, “Gut Microbiota Diversity Relates to Lifestyle” we invite you to send contributions about factors related to lifestyle that shape microbiota diversity, impact in microbiota functionality and underlying mechanisms that could be involved in its stability.
Dr. Mar Larrosa
Dr. Rocío González-Soltero
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- microbiota diversity
- microbiota functionality
- insoluble fiber
- soluble fiber
- protein based diet
- carbohydrates based diet