Your Microbiome even Impacts how Tall you are!

24/02/2016 - 3 minutes

Research at the University of Lyon (France) and Czech Academy of Sciences have found a previously unknown link between the microbiome and Human growth, as well as a potential therapeutic application for Lactobacillus plantarum.

lyon_microbiome_mouse_czech_igf-1_growthThe microbiome is a hot field for research and Health Biotechs alike, and Europe is home to some of the leaders in the field (such as Enterome and 4D pharma), as well as some interesting collaborations (e.g. between Swiss Ferring and Swedish Karolinska Institutet).

France is also the origin of the world’s first investment fund focused on the Microbiome.

Now, some European researchers published in Science how there is a direct role the Microbiome plays in the growth of young mice suffering from malnutrition.

Chronic Undernutrition leads to slower growth (for mice and human). This is due to complex hormonal mechanisms, that result in a drop of Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 (IGF-1) –

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