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Studies explore microbiome’s link with diabetes, preterm births in minority populations

09:36 EDT 21 Aug 2017 | Healio

Studies designed to investigate the roles of gut microbiome among Hispanics with diabetes, as well as vaginal microbiome in preterm deliveries among black women, served as a key focus of an expert panel discussion at The Human Microbiome: Emerging Themes at the Horizon of the 21st Century. “We’re interested in microbiota in all body sites, but we’re especially interested in research on human host microbiota interactions that may contribute to health and disease in disadvantaged populations and how those interactions are influenced by behavioral, social and environmental factors,” Michael H. Sayre, PhD, chief of research innovation at the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, said during a panel discussion at the NIH workshop.

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