Posted 7/11/2016 6:56 AM (GMT -7)
So here's my thought: SOME people with UC have increased Proteobacteria (mine was at 15%)
Are there others on this forum who did either uBiome or American Gut project who did NOT have a significant increase in Proteobacteria? If so, what was that profile like? Would this be a way to distinguish among the different types of UC? At this point I believe they realize that IBD is not just the two diseases (UC and Crohns) but more likely we are just being lumped together based on symptoms alone. Would be nice to see which drugs worked for those that had higher Proteobacteria vs a different gut profile. Also, would be nice to see microbiome profiles for IBD for those who were former smokers or had second-hand smoke. I asked the 23andme folks if they were collaborating in anyway with any of the microbiome studies and they said no. WHAT?!?!?! Why not? They should be!