The Roquette Foundation for Health shares the Microbiome Foundation’s conviction that the intestinal microbiota, a complex and poorly understood organ, plays a key role in the development of diseases. Therefore, research into the microbiota is opening up new avenues of therapy for diseases for which no solutions have yet to be found.
The Microbiome Foundation support research progress on the gut microbiota and increase awareness among the public on the importance of preserving the microbiome.
It finances innovative basic and clinical research on the gut microbiota and raises awareness among the public on the importance of a healthy diet as a key factor in gut microbiota constitution.
This research project, led by Professor Pierre Déchelotte and his team, aimed at characterizing the role of the gut microbiota in the onset and maintenance of functional digestive disorders frequently observed in anorexia and obesity.
Based on a series of animal experiments, the study explores the microbiota composition and also the intestinal response. It assesses specific nutritional interventions targeting the microbiota, with a view to reducing digestive disorders and dietary behavior disruption.
The research project wants to identify potential new nutritional treatments that could help improve the therapeutic management and quality of life of patients.