A gut microbe could hold a key to helping people benefit from healthy eating

  • Food
  • July 11, 2024

An analysis of more than 50,000 people from around the world shows that colon cancer carriers Blastocysta single-celled organism labeled as a parasite or harmless organism, but commonly found in the digestive tract, was associated with indicators of good cardiovascular health and reduced body fat. The study was published in Cell by an international team led by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), a founding member of the Mass General Brigham health system.

Blastocyst“Its effects on health and disease are controversial and likely context-dependent, but our research suggests it may play a beneficial role in how diet affects human health and disease,” said co-lead author Long H. Nguyen, MD, MS, a physician-investigator in the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit and Division of Gastroenterology at MGH, and an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. “At the very least, its ubiquity may suggest a nonpathogenic role.”

Nguyen, who is also a Chen Institute Department of Medicine Transformative Scholar at MGH, and colleagues sought to determine the relationship between gut Blastocystnutrition and subsequent cardiometabolic health outcomes, including overweight/obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. To do this, they conducted a large-scale study integrating and harmonizing data from nearly 57,000 individuals from 32 countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, focusing on Blastocyst and investigate whether its presence influences the effects of different food products on the cardiometabolic health of individuals.

“We have found that Blastocyse“The presence and abundance varied by region and were influenced by diet,” Nguyen said.

Blastocyst was associated with intake of certain foods and overall dietary patterns favoring healthier plant-based and minimally processed foods. Additionally, Blastocyst was rarely found in newborns, suggesting it is likely acquired later in life. The condition has even been found in feces as early as 595 AD, suggesting it is not strictly a marker for a more modern microbiome configuration.

It is striking that higher Blastocyst levels were linked to better short-term markers of cardiometabolic health. For example, the team observed more favorable blood sugar and lipid profiles in individuals with higher Blastocyst levels, suggesting a potential positive effect on cardiometabolic health, beyond the effect of a healthy diet alone. Lower levels of Blastocyst were associated with long-term effects such as obesity.

Also in adults who participated in a six-month study of personalized dietary interventions, improved diet quality was associated with subsequent increases in Blastocyst prevalence and abundance.

“Overall, our findings suggest a potentially beneficial modulatory role for Blastocystwhich may help explain individual responses to diet and differences in digestive health depending on the presence and level of Blastocyst“, Nguyen said. “Our results also indicate that Blastocyst may not be a parasite with harmful effects on the host, but rather a beneficial component of the human gut microbiome.”

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