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March20 podcast Dr Hazen
anti-TMA pill in a year or 2 ? (scroll 12 mins)

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MEBO - UBIOME study 2018



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
3 kits per person


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TMAU Petition world
TMAU UK end total:262
TMAU UK ends 23/01/20
TMAU Petition USA end total 204
USA : Moveon open
TMAU (Dominican)
Metabolomic Profiling Study

Start : Aug 2016
Stage 1 : 27 Canadian volunteers to test
Latest click here (26 oct) :
17 samples returned

Note : Stage 1 is Canada only.
Return cut-off date : passed
Analysis can take 6/8 weeks
Analysis start in/before Nov
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MEBO Metabolic Malodor Survey (international) for Dr Hazen click here
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survey for ANYONE who identifies with METABOLIC MALODOR

begun : Oct20
end : no ending for now

Regular readers will know that Dr Stan Hazen et al at Cleveland Clinic are developing a TMA-blocker pill, as they proposed in a 2011 paper that TMAO is a factor in CVD. Recently Dr Hazen and colleagues contacted MEBO as they have always thought they could also help with TMAU. This survey is to give them an idea of the 'state of the community'. It is a "version 1". They may not even look (though they have access permission), but it could be useful to give them an overview of the community

MEBO had a zoom call with Dr Hazen and his team in October. Another zoom call is planned when they have time

This is a GOOGLE FORMS survey

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current participants : 113 (update 18dec20)

Friday, July 11, 2008

the zinc taste test

Testing is probably the best policy if you have a bloodborne odor problem. Any home test is likely to be more popular. If you have a bloodborne odor problem, it may be worthwhile ruling any deficiences out. In the case of vitamins and minerals testing, this is a home test that is supposed to give a general rough assessment of your zinc status. The senses of taste and smell are supposed to be associated with gustin, a polypeptide dependent on zinc that is suspected to be a taste bud growth factor. The 'taste test' was devised by Professor Derek Bryce-Smith of Reading University. The zinc solution can be bought online. In the USA there is a brand called Zinc Tally, but there are probably cheaper brands.

External Body Odor has been (tenuously ?) associated with zinc, and zinc is also associated with smell/taste function, but it should be deemed very unlikely zinc deficiency play a role in a bloodborne odor problem. Also, the dosages suggested in the link are not a recommendation here. Zinc toxicity can make you feel unwell.

This site explains the Zinc taste test protocol...

1)Optimal zinc levels—An immediate, unpleasant, obviously adverse taste.
2)Adequate Zinc Levels—A definite but not strongly unpleasant taste is noted immediately and tends to intensify with time.
3)Quite Zinc Deficient—No taste noted initially, but develops in 10-15 seconds.
4)Very Zinc Deficient—Tasteless or “tastes like water”

related links:
pubmed search : zinc taste test
video: an endorsement)
zinc and taste perception :
gustin study:

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