Don't Trust Your Gut: When Gut Microbiota Disrupt Fertility

Cell Metab. 2019 Oct 1;30(4):616-618. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2019.09.005.


Emerging evidence indicates that the composition of the gut microbiome might affect metabolic homeostasis as well as reproductive fitness in women. In Nature Medicine, a new study by Qi et al. (2019), provides exciting insights into how gut microbiota dysbiosis may drive development of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and insulin resistance.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Bile
  • Female
  • Fertility
  • Gastrointestinal Microbiome*
  • Humans
  • Interleukin-22
  • Interleukins
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome*


  • Interleukins