By Jessica Freeborn, Oct 19, 2023

Non-study author Dr. Kecia Gaither, MPH, MS, MBA,FACOG, a double board certified in OB/GYN and Maternal Fetal Medicine, and Director of Perinatal Services/Maternal Fetal Medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx commented with her thoughts on the study to Medical News Today:

“Scientists are coming to recognize that microbiomes play important roles in health; vaginal microbiomes are important to neonatal health, and likewise gut microbiomes impact adult health. The gut is impacted by a multitude of factors– food consumed, medications taken, and the hormonal milieu– among other intrinsic and extrinsic influences. Gut microbiomes and its effect on health is a novel and burgeoning arena for research– which needs further information. The study proposed a great foundation on which to explore the relationship between hormonal fluctuations impacting the gut microbiome–and the physiologic and metabolic bodily changes that result from such.”

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