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Author Topic: Gut bacteria influences glucose metabolism  (Read 134 times)

Offline skb

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Gut bacteria influences glucose metabolism
« on: July 24, 2018, 08:05:10 PM »
A depleted gut microbiome (after infection/antibiotic treatment) is actually helpful in better insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake, finds this study. I’ve personally experienced this drop in my numbers after a bout of diarrhoea a week ago. I didn’t go for any antibiotics, but the gut microbiome was certainly depleted.

https://www.salk.edu/news-release/depleting-microbiome-with-antibiotics-can-affect-glucose-metabolism/
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Re: Gut bacteria influences glucose metabolism
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2018, 07:10:24 AM »
Interesting because we have been told how bad antibiotics are for us due to the fact that they destroy our gut bacteria. 
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Re: Gut bacteria influences glucose metabolism
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2018, 02:53:17 PM »
we have been told how bad antibiotics are for us due to the fact that they destroy our gut bacteria.

This is not disputed. It's just that the glucose metabolism is found improved for some time IMO.
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Re: Gut bacteria influences glucose metabolism
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2018, 03:02:46 PM »
So should we not be supplementing probiotics?? This just gets too confusing sometimes...
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Re: Gut bacteria influences glucose metabolism
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2018, 07:33:23 PM »
So should we not be supplementing probiotics??

I don’t see any reason not to. After episodes of infection/treatment the gut bacteria is replenished on its own by the body’s defences. The appendix plays a large role in this process. Probiotics in diet are the external contributors or act as a catalyst. The study in question creates the depleted environment as a one-off event and is not a constant one.
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