The gut bacteria affect our hormones?

Many of the complaints are related to the intestinal microbiome. Now evidence that it acts, apparently, the hormones are increasing.

The gut bacteria affect our hormones?-541

Our intestine is like a large residential community: in him billions of living microorganisms. Studies show that their composition determines whether someone is physically or mentally healthy, or sick and of weight gaining or not.

Whether and how the gut microbiome affects the budget of our hormones, is currently the focus of intensive research.

Balance of hormones is disturbed

The focus of the Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). It affects approximately ten percent of all women in the world and leads to excessive Mirror of male sex hormones. The causes to the stresses in a male’s body hair, acne, and hair loss. In addition, the menstruation may be irregular or completely absent. Women with PCOS often have fertility problems, so they can not be pregnant, and are often significantly overweight. Microbiome researchers at the University of Graz in a large study of the connection between intestinal bacteria and PCOS studied, with amazing results*.

Because the number as well as the type of bacteria correlates with the symptoms and hormonal changes in PCOS. On the basis of the study results is to assume that the composition of the intestinal multiple the balance of hormones, in this case, the sex hormones, can interfere with.

*Lisa Lindheim et al.: Alterations in gut Microbiome Composition and Barrier Function Are Associated with Reproductive and Metabolic Defects in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): A Pilot Study. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0168390

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