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.

Source: https://www.gdx.net/core/interpretive-guides/GI-Effects-IG.pdf

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