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The Influence of Diet Quality on Vaginal Microbiota Composition in Pregnant Women
[Technical Report, Doctoral Thesis]
UNIFORMED SERVICES UNIV OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES BETHESDA MD
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Molecular bacterial vaginosis BV, a microbial dysbiosis, contributes to adverse pregnancy outcomes and affects 30 of reproductive age women. It is unclear whether diet shapes the vaginal microbiota. This is important knowledge because diet is readily modifiable and may be leveraged to reduce adverse pregnancy outcomes. This study sought to fill the gap on whether diet influences the vaginal microbiota, thus BV, by examining the association between longitudinal diet quality and molecular BV. A subsample of 55 women from a large federally funded project BEAM NR014826 were included. No significant association between diet and molecular BV were observed.
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