One Size Doesn't Fit All: Gut Bacteria & Weight Loss

Mar 20, 2019 | Kanaaz Pereira, Connect Moderator | @kanaazpereira | Comments (5)

The human body is host to a vast number of microbes – communities of bacteria, fungi, viruses. These complex, interconnected microorganisms together make up our microbiota. The biggest populations of microbes reside in the gut – the human gut microbiota consists of 100 trillion microbes! Dr. Purna Kashyap, M.D., and Dr. Vandana Nehra, M.D., both gastroenterologists at Mayo Clinic, share the findings of their research on Mayo Clinic Radio, about how your individual gut bacteria may affect your ability to lose weight.

Gut bacteria play an integral role in the digestion of food, since our digestive system alone cannot break down or digest all the food we eat. As a result our calories are not limited to what we (digestive system) can break the food down into, but also to what your gut bacteria does.

You can learn more about how gut microbiota is becoming a cornerstone of medicine, and read details about the study here: Mayo Clinic Proceedings

 

 

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I have Gastroparesis.
I need to get into a clinical trial for endoscopy procedure. I have not been able to find an open trial that will accept me. I do need help.
Any suggestions?

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@kenc

Did you ask a Gastroentologist?

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Yes. My only hope seems to be getting into one of the Clinical Trials for endoscopy procedure.
I have made many calls and so far I have not found any openings. It could take the FDA years to approve this.
Without approval no insurance will pay,

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Mayo has several. Maybe you can locate one that is willing to let you participate.

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@brendaharvey

Yes. My only hope seems to be getting into one of the Clinical Trials for endoscopy procedure.
I have made many calls and so far I have not found any openings. It could take the FDA years to approve this.
Without approval no insurance will pay,

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Brenda, here is the link to more information about clinical trials at Mayo Clinic
– Clinical Trials https://www.mayo.edu/research/clinical-trials

You can use the Search tool to search for open trials by condition, treatment or drug name.
You can also call the Clinical Trial office to talk to someone about available options.
NON-CANCER CLINICAL STUDIES QUESTIONS
Phone: 800-664-4542 (toll-free)

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