IBD patients show dramatic fluctuations in gut microbiome composition

Patients with inflammatory bowel disease have less stability in their gut microbiota composition compared with healthy individuals, with sometimes dramatic fluctuations that investigators characterized as “volatile dysbiosis,” according to new research.“We know that there are some key beneficial microbes that are lower in number in people with inflammatory bowel disease. Sometimes the differences are quite substantial,” Janet K. Jansson, PhD, of the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, Washington, said in a press release. “Our latest results show that patients affected by this condition also have a much less stable gut microbiome than healthy people.”

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