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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)

Sunday, September 28, 2008

video: foot odor case caused by corynebacteria

Possibly many cases of bad foot odor are regarded by sufferers as 'incurable', whereas in reality it may be a case of having a local undidagnosed foot infection. Most are aware of 'athletes foot', which is a fungal problem, but perhaps bacteria infections are overlooked.

This is a video of a case of foot odor caused by corynebacteria. The Dr describes his condition as 'pitted keratolysis'. It is from a TV programme about body/foot odors aired on TV in the UK in the early-mid 90s.

Apparently in 2006, a paper was published that claimed that the main source of foot odor in cases that didn't have pitted keratylosis was caused by Staphylococcus epidermidis. The smell in this case is said to be caused by isovaleric acid.

points of discussion:

The Dr presribes an antibiotic cream. Perhaps there are other topical ways to kill the bacteria off. Or even oral-natural-antibiotic type answers (such as herbs).

Anyone with 'incurable' foot odor should probably ask their health system to check your feet out for local infections.

Perhaps today the likes of antibacterial socks make the problem more easily treatable.

Perhaps it indicates a gut flora issue, but this would be very speculative to assume.

reference links:
Emed article on pitted keratolysis
VisualDXhealth photos and article on pitted keratolysis
Pubmed 2006 paper on foot odor: Isovaleric acid produced by Staphylococcus epidermidis was regarded as most to blame
Wikipedia entry: foot odor


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