gut microbiome

Changes in gut microbiota may explain weight regain after initial weight loss.

A recent study within the DIETFITS (Diet Intervention Examining the Factors Interacting with Treatment Success) randomized trial was conducted to study the role of our highly personalized gut microbiota in the interindividual variability in sustained weight-loss success. In the short term, the gut microbiota is impacted by changes in diet, as seen when shifting to […]

Is gut microbiota the link between Mediterranean diet and health benefits?

Adherence to the Mediterranean diet is known to provide several health-related benefits. However, the exact mechanisms of action are not yet fully understood. Among the proposed hypotheses, a presumed link between the Mediterranean diet and the gut microbiota was put forward some years ago. A commentary on two studies conducted on this topic outlines that […]