The human gut micro biome and future role of fecal microbiota transplants
Dwyer, Daniel P.
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With recent research being conducted in categorizing and analyzing the human microbiome, evidence has now linked the human microbiome to a range of diseases. Dysbiosis of the human gut microbiome exists in colon cancer, obesity, and Clostridium difficile infections. The use of fecal microbiota transplants has been proven effective in treating recurrent C.difficile infections by restoring gut microbiota. More needs to be done to establish fecal microbiota transplants procedures, effectiveness, and safety. Once established, fecal microbiota transplants may play a role in modulating other diseases linked to human gut microbiome dysbiosis.