Stool Microbiome Test (Stool Genomic Test)
Obesity is caused by bacteria
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We offer the genomic analysis of the stool microbes in collaboration with a certified laboratory.
During the test, we determine the individual cross-section of the bacteria strain living in the gut, as a result of which a relationship can be detected between the current condition of the gut flora and certain metabolic diseases, such as obesity and type-2 diabetes.
What is Gut Microbiota?
The word microbiota represents an ensemble of microorganisms that resides in a previously established environment. Human beings have clusters of bacteria in different parts of the body, such as in the surface or deep layers of skin (skin microbiota), the mouth (oral microbiota), the vagina (vaginal microbiota), and so on.
Gut microbiota (formerly called gut flora) is the name given today to the microbe population living in our intestine. It contains tens of trillions of microorganisms, including at least 1000 different species of known bacteria with more than 3 million genes (150 times more than human genes). Microbiota can, in total, weigh up to 2 kg. One third of our gut microbiota is common to most people, while two thirds are specific to each one of us. In other words, the microbiota in your intestine is like an individual identity card.
Gut Microbiota Key Data and Figures:
- Gut microbiota plays an important role in our lives and in the way our bodies function.
- The composition of gut microbiota is unique to each individual, just like our fingerprints.
- Our gut microbiota contains tens of trillions of bacteria – ten times more cells than in our body.
- There are more than 3 millions microbial genes in our gut microbiota –150 times more genes than in the human genome.
- Microbiota, in total, can weigh up to 2 kg.
- More than 1,000 different known bacterial species can be found in human gut microbiota, but only 150 to 170 predominate in any given subject.