Bifdobacterium is a gram-positive genus in the Actinobacteria phylum. Present in breast milk. Colonizes the human GI tract at birth. Common in probiotics. Thrives on a wide variety of prebiotic fibers.
What does it mean if your Bifidobacterium result is too low?
Potential associated risks:
– Lower SCFA (= Short Chain Fatty Acids) production
– Celiac disease
– Lower prodution of folate, Lower production of vitamin K, Lower production of riboflavin (vitamin B2), Lower production of cobalamin (vitamin B12)
– Lower butyrate production
– Alzheimer’s disease
What does it mean if your Bifidobacterium result is too high?
High levels are more common in children than in adults.
Increased levels of Bifidobacterium spp. have been seen in obese compared to lean/overweight subjects.
Test results may vary depending on your age, gender, health history, the method used for the test, and other things. Your test results may not mean you have a problem. Ask your healthcare provider what your test results mean for you.
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