The aim of the project is to determine differences in gut microbiota composition in groups with specific dietary regimen in general Latvian adult population aged 19–64 (n=600). Work tasks will include dietary data collection using food frequency questionnaire, one 24-h dietary recall and a two-day food diary; socio-demographic, health status and medical history data collection; anthropometrical measurement collection; fecal sample collection; fecal sample analysis using 16S amplicon sequencing. Expected results include energy and nutrient intake differences in five study groups with different dietary patterns - regular non-sweetened sour milk consumers, vegans, celiac disease patients, chronic liver disease patients and control group of healthy individuals with no dietary restrictions; gut microbiome composition and diversity in five study groups; relationship between the results obtained from dietary and fecal analysis data and socio-demographic and anthropometrical data; development of at least four scientific publications dedicated to the research results in areas of public health and molecular biology; dissemination of the results in 4 international scientific conferences; inclusion of the results in lecture materials of students of Riga Stradiņš University; involvement of young researchers; elaboration of two doctoral thesis based on the results obtained.
|Effective start/end date||2/11/18 → 1/11/20|
Field of Science
- 1.6 Biological sciences
- 3.1 Basic medicine
Smart Specialization Area
- Biomedicine, medical technologies and biotechnology
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