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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

short url for survey :

current participants : 113 (update 18dec20)

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Please participate in Halitosis Study

Please participate in the halitosis study conducted by Dr. Murat Aydin, DDS, PhD. Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology. The instructions and answer form are embeded in this post for your use during the experiment.

NOTE FROM DR. AYDIN: Study participants should smell the same saliva that is first smelled and assessed at the beginning of the experiment. Participants should NOT spit again or smell a new saliva sample during the experiment. If you have done your test incorrectly, please let me know and those results will not be considered. Thank you.


Dr. Aydin has helped our international community in many ways, including writing a paper for this year's MEBO Annual Meetup and Conference held in Memphis, TN, entitled, “How can we understand whether halitosis comes from mouth or breath,” which describes the origin of Oral (malodor) Halitosis and Breath (malodor) Halitosis and the differences of their clinical signs. This paper presented excerpts from his book, Halitosis, In: Oral Microbiology,
Aydin M. Aydin M. (2012). Halitosis. In: Oral Microbiology. Aydin M, Mısırlıgil A. editors. Ankara: MN Medical & Nobel, p.97-105.

After listing some of the compounds released in the breath, he adds,

Most of them [the compounds] are end product of lipid, nitrogen, cholesterol, alcohol, carbohydrate, protein or aminoacid metabolism, oxidation of proteins, pancreatic insufficiency, carbohydrate malabsorption intolerance, abnormal gut flora, bacterial gut overload, liver or renal failure, or subclinic trimethylaminuria disease.

Distinction between Oral and Breath Halitosis: Both give similar sign of bad odor in the mouth and/or breath, but the difference is important for both diagnosis and treatment. This handout lists useful tools to distinguish between them, including the three points noted in the MEBO Blog post, "The MEBO Conference and Social Meetup in Memphis," scroll down to section, "HALITOSIS FROM MOUTH OR BREATH."

See handout for additional information.


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