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MEBO Gut Microbiome Study
"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"
Funded by uBiome Research Grant

"Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)"

Dynamics of the Gut Microbiota in
Idiopathic Malodor Production

Started May 2018 - Ongoing

Current people sent kits : 100/100
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Start : Aug 2016
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Denver TMAU Test Lab survey click here
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USA survey for anyone who wants to improve Denver TMAU test

begun : Dec22
end : no ending for now

A trainee genetic counselor is working at the Denver TMAU test lab. Probably as part of her training. As a project she wishes feedback on any aspect of the Denver TMAU test and process. You can fill in the survey and/or email her (email address is in survey). It's meant for USA people, but perhaps others can give their view too (as we have so few opportunities).

quote from her rareconnect post

"Hello all! I wanted to make you aware of a research study being conducted to better understand the experience and needs of individuals with trimethylaminuria with a goal of being able to create improved patient and healthcare provider education materials. Any participation is completely voluntary and all responses remain confidential. Feel free to use the contact information within the link with any questions or share the survey with others with TMAU."

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Could leaky gut be a factor in Fecal Body Odor ?

It's unknown if something like 'leaky gut' (gut permeability) could be a factor in something like, for instance 'fecal body odor'. Research into 'leaky gut' in general seems lacking, but sometimes interesting (unrelated) research is published. For instance, this 1999 paper about only alcoholics with 'leaky gut' having cirrhosis ...
Leaky gut in alcoholic cirrhosis: a possible mechanism for alcohol-induced liver damage.

Two functions of the gut wall are to physically act as a sieve (to not allow molecules too big to be absorbed into the portal vein), and also to absorb suitable sized molecules in a controlled manner (often actively, as well as passively).

In the case of 'leaky gut', it is proposed that for some reason the junctions of the cells are not properly joined, and molecules too large are then allowed through the gaps into the portal vein.

Ironically, if the 'absorption' system through the gut wall cells is also interfered with for some reason, for example irritation, someone can then have potential 'malabsorption' as well as leaky gut.

The current common test for leaky gut usually tests both for 'leaky gut' and also malabsorption, using 2 sugars, lactulose (a large molecule), and mannitol (a small molecule). The other alternative common test is the polyethylene glycol (PEG) test

some leaky gut explanations :

from an Autism research unit at Sunderland University :
Leo Galland article :
Dr Myhill article :

(example) pubmed search result


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