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Gut microbiota and body composition in anorexia nervosa inpatients in comparison to athletes, overweight, obese, and normal weight controls

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Andy, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. Andy

    Andy Committee Member & Outreach

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    Paywalled at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eat.22801/full

    So they found differences in gut bacteria between the cohorts, not exactly mind blowing. More interesting to me would be measuring gut microbiome in early years, prior to AN and excess weight, and see if there is any link there.
     
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    adreno Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    We seem to get a lot of these association studies without knowing what is driving the changes.
     
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    When these types of association studies first started appearing the concept and the analytical techniques required were sufficiently novel that they could stand alone.

    The techniques are now in widespread use and there are many studies in an increasing number of conditions showing changes in microbiota composition. I don't bother to read them any more and I wonder why scientific journals are not demanding more than simple association to justify publication. Hopefully they soon will.

    It is time for more in depth studies trying to find out what the differences mean.
     

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