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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 (Dominican)
Metabolomic Profiling Study

Start : Aug 2016
Stage 1 : 27 Canadian volunteers to test
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17 samples returned

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Return cut-off date : passed
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MEBO Research Clinical Trials

Click here to read details of the MEBO Clinical Trials
NCT03582826 - Ongoing not recruiting
Microbial Basis of Systemic Malodor and PATM Conditions (PATM)
United States 2018 - ongoing

NCT02683876 - Completed
Exploratory Study of Relationships Between Malodor and Urine Metabolomics
Canada and United States 2016 - ongoing

NCT03451994 - Completed
Exploratory Study of Volatile Organic Compounds in Alveolar Breath
United Kingdom and United States 2013 - ongoing

NCT02692495 - Completed
Evaluation of Potential Screening Tools for Metabolic Body Odor and Halitosis
United Kingdom 2009 - 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

MeBO-Biolab gut dysbiosis study : Results for volunteer 13

Project : MEBO gut dysbiosis study using selected tests from Biolab UK within a budget

Below is the results for Tester 13 in our first testing project, the gut dysbiosis study using tests offered by Biolab Clinical laboratory in London. The tests were limited to keep the costs within a certain budget, since each volunteer was paying their own costs.

Tester 13
Male, late 20's
Odor problem:
body odor for 5 years, a range of odors including fecal, gas. Believes it systemic
Gut problems
Undigested food in stools. Crave simple carbs
Other problems
Maybe fatigue
Not tested

Results :
Tester 13
Gut Fermentation
Normal profile

Gut permeability
Normal profile


Comment by the study overseer, MEBO Director Professor Irene Gabashvili

Young male suffering from body odor for 5 years, a range of odors including fecal.
Main findings are positive Indicans (as in 40% of sufferers), along with decreased short chain fatty acids (SCFA, decreased in 50% of sufferers) and slightly elevated 2-propanol (as in 30% of sufferers).
Results are most similar to Tester 2 although not as dramatic, also similar to Tester 6.
Tester 2 was also suffering from many odors, combinations of sulfur and ammonia, while Tester 6 complained about ammonia odor. Intestinal permeability is normal, lower than in all other testers with body odor and is resembling profiles of those complaining about halitosis.

Results consistent with bacterial overgrowth and possibly excess carbohydrate reaching the colon. Malabsorption of protein, low levels of hydrochloric acid or pancreatic insufficiency may be also possible.

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