Friday, 12 May 2017

The Gut’s Microbiome Changes Rapidly with Diet

The Gut’s Microbiome Changes Rapidly with Diet

You are what you eat, and so are the bacteria that live in your gut. Microbiologists have known for some time that different diets create different gut flora, but previous research has focused on mice instead of humans, leaving the actual relationship between our food and our stomach bacteria unclear. A new study, published Wednesday in Nature, indicates that these changes can happen incredibly fast in the human gut—within three or four days of a big shift in what you eat.

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