Microbiota 18 EN

Microbiota 18 - May 2023

Dear readers,
Reading this new Microbiota Magazine, you might be surprised. For the very first time, we have decided to broaden the strictly speaking gut microbiota research. But don’t worry, you will not be frustrated.

In this issue, we have tackled an exciting and expanding field of research: oral microbiome. In recent decades, research have been inquiring the relationships between oral microbiome – oral health - and general health. For instance, a link was already established between Porphyromonas gingivalis, chronic periodontitis and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) – a neurodegenerative disease which affects at least 30 million people worldwide.

Studies reveal that the oral microbiota is the second largest, most diverse, and most complex microbial community after the gut one. It is also the gatekeeper of the gut, the opening of the intestinal tract.

In the overview, Dr. Jay Patel told us that “an expanding body of evidence suggests that the relevance of this disturbance is not merely confined to local disease activity, but has a disseminated risk profile for other major chronic diseases of the body, with a high global burden of disease including diabetes, atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.”

From mouth to gut, from an oral microbiota dysbiotic to major chronic diseases, from a severe periodontitis to diabetes… Thanks to this unique overview, we hope you will acquire new skills to better integrate the interaction between oral microbiota and gut into your clinical practice.

Enjoy your reading!

Created 07 June 2023
Updated 19 June 2024
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