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Go with your gut: The gut microbiome and obesity

April 01, 2021

Digbi Health, which provides a gut microbiome and genetic risk-based precision care program, recently received $5.4 million in Series A funding. Accel, based in Palo Alto, Calif., led the round for Digbi. To date, Digbi has raised over $8 million. The company, based in Mountain View, Calif., has a care program that aims to manage obesity and associated inflammatory digestive, skin, and cardiometabolic illnesses. It currently has two programs: Digbi Control and Digbi Digestive.

What is the gut microbiome?

According to Science Direct, the gut microbiome “...is the totality of microorganisms, bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi, and their collective genetic material present in the gastrointestinal tract (GIT).”

There has been more and more news lately about the role of the gut microbiome on overall health. For example,  this New York Times article discusses a recent study that found that as people age, the composition of their gut microbiome changes. The more the microbiome changes, the better the person is aging.

What did ResoluteAI learn about gut microbiomes and obesity?


Clinical trials researching the gut microbiome and obesity

There were 489 clinical trials on the gut microbiome and obesity that appeared in our search. Looking over the past 10 years, we can see a steady increase in the number of clinical trials on this topic. The number peaked in 2017, but continued well into 2018 and 2019.

Clinical trials on obesity and gut microbiome between 2011 and 2020

clinical trials gut microbiome and obesity

Some of these clinical trials on the gut microbiome and obesity include:


Publishing on the topic of the gut microbiome and obesity has been increasing year over year.

Publications on gut microbiomes and obesityPublishing on gut microbiomes and obesity

Recent articles on gut microbiome and obesity:


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Lesley Pink

Lesley Pink, our senior digital editor/writer, has written across a range of industries including artificial intelligence, actuarial science, government, law, and financial journalism. She's a fan of the serial comma and mint chocolate chip ice cream. And no, pink is not her favorite color. You can reach Lesley at lesley@resolute.ai.