Methanobrevibacter smithii

Methanobrevibacter smithii:

• Abundance associated with higher bacterial gene richness in the gut • Lower counts of Methanobrevibacter species reported in human obesity; higher amounts reported in anorexia; in contrast, one study confirmed a positive association with increased BMI and body fat in methanogen-colonized populations • Higher levels linked to IBS-C; reduced levels linked with IBS-D • Methanogens found higher in people with colon cancer, colonic polyposis, ulcerative colitis, and diverticular disease (sigmoidoscopy enema samples) • Some studies have reported lower counts in IBD; conversely, other have reported Increased abundance.


Click HERE for a 10% off coupon on all uBiome services.

ubiome logo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s