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Sondos Harfil currently works at the College of Health Sciences, University of Sharjah. Sondos does research in Biotechnology and Molecular Biology. Their current project is 'The Effect of Probiotics on Obesity, Metabolic Endotoxemia and Inflammation'.
Background. Vitamin D deficiency (VDD) is a public health concern in adults worldwide. This study aims to explore the extent of VDD and its associated factors among adults in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Subjects and Methods. Quantitative, cross-sectional research was used to assess VDD and its associated factors in 216 adults recruited from ran...
Gut microbiota contribute to obesity and could induce inflammation. Metabolic endotoxemia have been associated with obesity and some inflammatory disorders. The gut microbiota is affected by environmental factors and the changes in dietary composition could alter the normal proportions of microbiota. Therefore there’s a need for population based studies to investigate the correlation between endotoxemia with obesity and related inflammatory markers. In spite of the growing evidence for the beneficial effects of probiotics, their anti-obesity effects are not well examined. Hence, the aims of this study are to: 1) Investigate the link between metabolic derangement associated with obesity and levels of metabolic endotoxemia; 2) Study the relatedness of low grade inflammation with the metabolic endotoxemia; 3) Investigate the effectiveness of probiotics supplement on the levels of endotoxemia and low grade inflammation.