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Is the human oral and fecal microbiota associated with chronic disease risk factors, such as obesity and metabolic syndrome?

The human microbiota has been found to be associated with a number of health conditions, such as obesity. However, these studies have been relatively small and from convenience samples. It is important to understand how the human microbiota impacts these chronic disease risk factors in order to prevent future disease development. We propose collecting oral and fecal samples to determine associations with many chronic disease risk factors such as obesity, fatty liver disease, and smoking.

The remaining questions allow you to outline in more detail the information needed to address your research question. The series of questions allow up to five entries. If you have more than five entries, please try to prioritize them and enter the remainder in the final field. When done, click Submit at the bottom. No

If you did not find your Data Item #1 in the dropdown selection above, please enter it here. Oral and fecal microbiota

If you did not find your method for obtaining Data Item #1 in the dropdown selection above, please enter it here. Oral and fecal sample collection

Are there specifications that apply to the method by which Data Item #1 will be obtained, e.g., is the measurement taken once a year, every month, or some other variation? If you do not find your specification in the dropdown, you may enter it in the textbox below. Once per year

If you did not find your methodology specifications for Data Item #1 above, please enter it here. Collected regularly (as feasible)

Data Item #2 History, health

Method #2 Electronic Health Records (EHR)

Specification #2 Continuous monitoring

Data Item #3 History, lifestyle

Method #3 Survey

Specification #3 Once per year

If Specification #3 was not in the dropdown, please enter it here Collected regularly (as feasible)

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