Islamic fasting leads to an increased abundance of Akkermansia muciniphila and Bacteroides fragilis group: A preliminary study on intermittent fasting

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Ozkul C., Yalinay M., Karakan T.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.30, no.12, pp.1030-1035, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tjg.2019.19185
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.1030-1035
  • Keywords: Gut microbiota, Akkermansia muciniphila, Bacteroides fragilis, Islamic fasting, intermittent fasting, GUT MICROBIOTA COMPOSITION, REAL-TIME PCR, FAECALIBACTERIUM-PRAUSNITZII, EATING BEHAVIORS, OBESITY, DIET, CAPACITY, WEIGHT, GENE
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background/Aims: It has been largely accepted that dietary habits affect intestinal microbiota composition. In this pilot study, we hypothesized that time-restricted feeding, which can be regarded as a type of intermittent fasting, may have a distinct effect on intestinal microbiota. Ramadan fasting is an excellent model to understand how time-restricted feeding affect the microbiota.