A fecal flora transplant is very effective in treating Metabolic Syndrome – NeeWS

Some time ago we heard that a fecal flora transplant could be a rescue for koalas species that feed on only one species of eucalyptus, which could become extinct and could also lead to the death of these animals – scientists conducted a successful experiment here by giving koalas special transplant capsules with bacterial flora of other species thus encouraging them, as it were, to change their eating habits. Later, another group of researchers reported that they believed the method could be a way to cure alcoholism completely, and still more suggest that it is an effective treatment for many conditions, from autism to inflammatory bowel disease.

And there is probably something to it, because today we get evidence that it can be used to cure the metabolic syndrome, i.e. a set of interrelated factors that significantly increase the risk of developing atherosclerosis and type 2 diabetes and their cardiovascular complications. Except with the small reservation that it is also necessary to take supplements of non-fermenting fiber. After 6 weeks of such therapy, scientists noticed an increase in insulin sensitivity, and after one fecal flora transplant – this is a great chance for those who suffer from it, because although we know that the intestinal microflora affects our overall health, we still did not know how to change this. knowledge in the therapeutic process.

Therefore, perhaps the easiest way is to collect stool samples from a healthy person and, after appropriate preparation, give it to a sick person. And although it does not sound very good, special capsules for oral administration are prepared from carefully tested samples, and the aim is to restore the balance of the intestinal flora in a sick person with the help of good bacteria of a healthy person. – We know that the microbiome influences such processes as inflammation, metabolism and the functioning of the immune system. The potential for the microbiome to improve human health is enormous. At the moment, we’ve literally moved to the tip of the iceberg – explains Karen Madsen from the University of Alberta. Interestingly, however, the expected results are achieved only when the fecal flora is transplanted with fiber, which suggests that it also plays a key role.

The study involved 70 participants, all suffering from obesity and metabolic syndrome, randomly divided into 4 groups – flora transplant and non-fermenting fiber, flora transplant and fermenting fiber, and 2 corresponding placebo test groups. Each subject took one dose of 20 capsules at the start of the study and took a daily fiber supplement for 6 weeks – at the end of the study, only the non-fermented fiber-assisted transplant group showed improvement in insulin sensitivity, the rest showed no change. This means that the therapy works, but only with fiber support, and there are many indications that it will be available to all patients within 5 years.

Source: GeekWeek.pl/University of Alberta


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