What's the Problem?
Our gut harbors a complex micro-community playing a crucial role both in health and disease. An unhealthy lifestyle directly impacts on our gut microbiota causing dysbiosis, which further leads to low grade gut inflammation, the starting point of several diseases including the inflammatory bowel disease, affecting 400 million people in the world, and type II diabetes, with more than 400 million prevalent cases nowadays. With time, some of these patients further develop colorectal cancer, which causes 900,000 deaths per year.
Available treatments and interventions against gut inflammation may become refractory with time. Additionally, the variability in the response is high. Indeed, a percentage of patients never responds.