Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Metabolic Syndrome?

More research into the microbiome as a vector of treatment is being undertaken by mainstream medicine.  The treatment of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections was the more recent area of focus but now other areas are being considered.

This excellent research paper not only comments on the use of fecal microbiota transplants for metabolic syndrome, but it also provides a concise history fecal transplantation.

Fecal microbiota transplantation in metabolic syndrome: History, present and future: Full Article

As mentioned earlier, the most widely accepted explanation for the origin of metabolic syndrome is translocation of endotoxin (LPS) or direct translocation of gram-negative microbes, causing low grade inflammation. However, data on this phenomenon are still inconclusive.

Do see our forum thread about metabolic syndrome for more information on the subject.

 

Grey Hair and Heart Disease Risk

This is a very preliminary, observational study so let us not jump to any immediate conclusions but it’s an interesting implication regardless.  As a related side note, in Ayurveda the pitta dosa is implicated in the greying of hair.