MyNewGut - the main project findings

December 30, 2018

MyNewGut provides information about how specific diets and food ingredients can help prevent obesity and behavioural disorders. It studied the role of the human microbiome in behaviour including anxiety, depression and eating behaviour and its relevance to neuro-immune development during pregnancy.

After 5 years the EU-funded MyNewGut project has officially come to an end. The consortium celebrated the project findings during their final conference on 18 October 2018 where the partners provided clear evidence that:

• Bacterial strains in our gut could be the next generation of probiotics

• Consuming an excess of proteins generates some toxic metabolites

• Diets rich in fibres are associated with fewer symptoms of depression, help to maintain body weight and reduce the risk of developing chronic metabolic diseases

• A high-fat diet may have a negative impact on the gut microbiota and the brain

• The gut microbiota influences metabolic health 

For a complete overview of the outcomes check the project website and read the final conference summary document.





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