Study Finds Diet Alters Human Gut Microbiome

December 25, 2013

While long-term dietary changes influence the gut microbiome, scientists did not think that the population of our guts can change within a day depending on what we eat. Scientists had only seen this happen in mice, until now. Dr. Lawrence David of Harvard University led the team that researched this issue. He said, Its exciting and gratifying read more to find out this holds up in people. Were getting an increasing appreciation of how flexible and responsible the microbiome is, even on a very short time scale. This adaptability could be used to control illnesses exercise of the GI tract. In addition, the behaviors of the bacteria in the gut of volunteers changed.
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