An investigation has found that microorganisms in the urine of young students may have a negative impact on their health.
The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, looked at the urine samples of more than 6,000 people aged between six and 19 who had been enrolled in the University of Bristol’s Microbial Environment and Health Study (MESHS).
Microorganisms in their urine are generally harmless to most people, but can have a devastating impact on a person’s health.
This study looked at urine samples from a sample of 4,094 children aged between two and 12 years old, as well as their parents, siblings and other close friends.
The research showed that a person could have up to a 200 per cent chance of contracting the disease.
The study’s lead author, Professor Alan Bremner from the University’s School of Public Health, said: “Microbial-associated infections are common in the general population, particularly among young children, and many of these can have long-term consequences for their health and development.”
“Microorganisms that we can’t find in our environment can affect the health of our children, with some cases even leading to cancer.”
Professor Bremners findings suggest that the microorganisms present in the children’s urine may not be benign, but that their presence may have health consequences.
He said: ‘In our research we found that the presence of these microorganisms could have a detrimental impact on the health and wellbeing of young people.’
The study looked into urine samples taken at two different times in young people’s lives.
The first was at the end of their school year, and the second was at around the end when they were beginning to make friends and explore their surroundings.
The children’s parents and siblings were asked to fill out a questionnaire which included details of their health, including their alcohol intake, their general physical health and their overall physical wellbeing.
The survey also asked the parents and their children about their overall health and mental health.
Dr Bremers said: “‘Health and wellbeing’ is a fairly broad term that encompasses a number of factors including health and fitness, social isolation, mental health, and stress and anxiety.”
We’ve also seen a number other studies that have shown that there is an association between stress and microorganisms.
“Dr Bresner added: “We have a very broad definition of ‘microorganisms’ in the population, and in the past, some studies have found associations between these different variables.
“For example, some of the microbes in the stool of a healthy adult could be related to inflammation, which may lead to other health problems.”
Microorganisms can survive in the human body for years and can then cause problems.
They can be found in the blood, saliva, skin, the digestive system, urine and even in your gut.
However, the research found that urine from young people is particularly susceptible to bacterial contamination.
The team found that those who had more than two urine samples with microorganisms were less likely to have a positive result for those with only one sample.
Dr Stephen Green, a lecturer in microbial biology at the University, said the study was an important step forward in understanding the role of the microbiome in the development of human health.
He explained: ‘Microbial organisms can play a major role in the maintenance of our health, but we know very little about how they work in the body.’
This study highlights the importance of studying the microbes living in the gut and how they interact with the body in order to understand how the microbiome is affecting our health.’
It will also help us to identify the most important things that are causing these problems in our body.’
Dr Brennan added: ‘We need to understand more about the interactions between these bacteria and our gut and the importance we place on the microbiome and how that affects our health.’
The researchers will continue to investigate the role that microbes may play in the health, development and wellbeing.
Dr Green said: ‘[This] is a step in the right direction, but it’s not enough.’
We need more studies, more research on the impact that these microorganism infections may have on our health and to understand the mechanisms behind their effect.’