Gender-Dependent Impacts of Round-Up Herbicide on Microbiome

Posted by: | March 27, 2018 | Comments

Gender-Dependent Impacts of Round-Up Herbicide on Microbiome

It is heavily debated whether the use of the weedkiller glyphosate in agriculture and gardening can induce dysbiosis of the gut microbiota, negatively affecting human and animal health. Dysbiosis is an imbalance in the microbiome composition associated with conditions such as colitis, metabolic syndrome, allergies, and more.

Herbicide and the Microbiome

We recently highlighted new Danish research showing that pure glyphosate and commercial formulations of glyphosate (e.g. Roundup®, Glyfonova®), in doses up to fifty times the European Acceptable Daily Intake value for two weeks, had a close to non-existent impact on the gut microbiota of male rats (n=20).

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