ANTIBOITICS OR PROBIOTICS?

ANTIBOITICS OR PROBIOTICS?

Infections and communicable diseases from disease-causing agents are a vast problem killing millions of people each year. Antibiotics, dosage the most commonly used pharmacological intervention for bacterial infections are without doubt in many cases lifesaving but also appear to increase the incidence of morbidity and mortality in the general population.  Overuse of antibiotic treatments has resulted in the spread of nosocomial infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Using antibiotics frequently may even result in an overall increase of microbial load with the host (1). Read more ›

WHAT IS GUT MICROBIOTA?

WHAT is gut microbiota?

Our gut microbiota contains tens of trillions of microorganisms, clinic 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.

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