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Gut Microbiome Production and Modulation of Hormones That Influence Host Skin Health

Version 1 : Received: 18 March 2020 / Approved: 19 March 2020 / Online: 19 March 2020 (02:23:21 CET)

How to cite: Maguire, M.; Maguire, G. Gut Microbiome Production and Modulation of Hormones That Influence Host Skin Health. Preprints 2020, 2020030293 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202003.0293.v1). Maguire, M.; Maguire, G. Gut Microbiome Production and Modulation of Hormones That Influence Host Skin Health. Preprints 2020, 2020030293 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202003.0293.v1).

Abstract

Recently scientific research began to shift their focus on looking at both the gut and the skin microbiota as having a reciprocal and integral relationship with one another, rather than assessing them as separate and unrelated fields. In the past five years, the field of microbial endocrinology emerged, which examines how our gut microbiota influences and modulates hormones. We’ve known for decades that hormones greatly affect the condition of the skin, and many skin conditions are often treated with oral hormonal therapy as means to internally treat skin conditions visible on the dermis. Now, a growing body research and discourse examining this triad of biological spheres – gut microbiota, skin microbiota, and the endocrine system – as interconnected rather than binary and unrelated. While there is ample research established and being conducted examining the gut-skin axis, the gut-brain axis, and the gut-hormone axis, through this paper I will review and synthesize some of the significant advancements in this emerging and inclusive field of science to suggest that the fields need to expand the axis and their modality for researching these fields as a connected whole in order to better understand the role of the microbiota in disease prevention as a whole.

Subject Areas

skin; gut; microbiome; hormones

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