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

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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Saturday, August 15, 2020

Mexico TMAO paper : TMAO & NASH in diabetes

new Mexico paper on TMA-oxide

aim :
What are the TMAO and Choline levels in Diabetes patient group ?

result :
Higher TMAO and low choline in type2 diabetes group ?

Serum TMAO, choline, betaine and bile acid levels were measured in 357 Mexican obese patients with different grades of NAFLD as determined by liver histology. Associations of NAFLD with TMAO, choline and betaine levels were tested. Moreover, association of TMAO levels with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) was tested separately in patients with and without T2D.

Results: TMAO and choline levels were significantly associated with NAFLD histologic features and NASH risk. While increased serum TMAO levels were significantly associated with NASH in patients with T2D, in non-T2D subjects this association lost significance after adjusting for sex, BMI and insulin resistance. Moreover, circulating secondary bile acids were associated both with increased TMAO levels and NASH.

These papers will keep popping up due to the TMAO-CVD 2011 theory by Hazen et al.
Around the world medic research groups will look to see if TMAO is connected to other disorders.
The papers on their own may not have much impact, and no-one will follow up.

It seems highly plausible TMA-dysbiosis will be associated with fatty liver due to the TMA-bacteria eating choline (choline being very important fatty liver prevention nutrient).
But no labs currently researching it in a sensible way.
Are sub-par FMO3  people prone to NAFLD due to choline being eaten by TMA-bacteria ?
Are sub-FMO3 people prone to TMA-dysbiosis ?

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