Watch videos about the research taking place in the Gut Microbiome Laboratory at Mayo Clinic and find educational information based on the lab's findings and expertise.

Center for Individualized Medicine, Story by Story Episode 4: Diet and MAC

In this Story by Story elevator chat, Purna C. Kashyap, M.B.B.S., discusses microbiota-accessible carbohydrates (MACs), and how they relate to diet. Some research shows that as more diseases are linked to Western microbiota, treatment may involve incorporating dietary MACs.

Mayo Clinic Minute: What Is the 'Microbiome,' and How Does it Affect Your Weight?

Dr. Kashyap discusses the role of gut bacteria in caloric absorption and weight gain.

Mayo Clinic Radio: Gut Bacteria and Weight Loss

Dr. Kashyap discusses a new study that investigated the role of gut bacteria in weight loss.

Diet and IBD — IBD in the News

Dr. Kashyap discusses a recent study published in Nature that focuses on how short-term diet changes may influence what gut microbiomes are present. The study found a shift in what gut microbiomes were present and what they were doing based on the type of diet — plant-based or animal-based — an individual was maintaining.

Purna Kashyap, M.B.B.S., on a Healthy Microbiome

Following his NPR interview on diets to reduce gas, Dr. Kashyap explains how a healthy gut microbiome necessitates the production of gas, and how a microbiome influences overall health.

Why Do We Pass Gas? — Purna Kashyap

In this TED-Ed short, Dr. Kashyap explains how gas is made, which foods contribute most to its production — and why it stinks.