Decreasing Ruminococcus Lactaris

In Ian Lipkin et al 2017 study, high Ruminococcus Lactaris was reported (on average). [Index to all posts on Study] . 

  • “a widespread mechanism of bacterial competition. CDI(+) bacteria deliver the toxic C-terminal region of contact-dependent inhibition A proteins (CdiA-CT) into neighboring target bacteria and produce CDI immunity proteins (CdiI) to protect against self-inhibition…the Ntox28 domain from Ruminococcus lactaris is significantly more thermostable” [2016]
  • “produces acetate, ethanol, succinate, lactate and formate, but very little butyrate, as end products of glucose metabolism.” Isolation and whole genome sequencing of a Ruminococcus-like bacterium, associated with irritable bowel syndrome.[2016]
  • “Enterolactone production was linked to the abundance of two molecular species identified as Ruminococcus bromii and Ruminococcus lactaris…Flaxseeds increase enterolignan production” [2015]

Bottom Line

No Flaxseed consumption.