DZD Scientist in 'Habitat Mensch' on Diets and the Gut Microbiome

Dr. Reiner Jumpertz-von Schwarzenberg from the DZD partner institute at the University of Tübingen answers questions in the video and podcast "Habitat Mensch - Mikrobiom eines Superorganismus: So verändern Diäten unser Mikrobiom" ("Habitat Man - Microbiome of a Superorganism: How Diets Change Our Microbiome") on the portal health tv.

Dr. Reiner Jumpertz-von Schwartzenberg. © Hannes Schramm

A severely calorie-restricted diet can change the composition of the gut microbiome, i.e. the composition of microorganisms in the human gut. Gut bacteria help regulate the calories a person takes in. These research findings from studies of low-calorie diets are also of interest in relation to obesity and diabetes and are discussed in the broadcast with moderator Iris Budowsky.

Dr. Reiner Jumpertz-von Schwarzenberg has been researching food absorption for over ten years. He works at the DZD Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases of Helmholtz Zentrum München at Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen and focuses on the microbiome in metabolic diseases.

Link to the video/podcast (in German)