Though we’re still far from knowing enough to precisely engineer human weight loss through gut microbe manipulations, ironically, at least one case study ( 1,736 more words
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What ramifications has current research on the human microbiome yielded (besides pre- and probiotics)?
Among the ramifications of current human microbiota research perhaps nothing could be more important than to reconsider what it even means to be a human being, to acknowledge that our individual identity isn’t quite what we’ve thought all along, that instead of autonomous entities we’re each an ecosystem, i.e., super-organisms, entities so dynamic as to even fundamentally alter, albeit temporarily, when we just change our diet or even just travel, perhaps even a… 2,421 more words
‘What portion of our dietary calories do our gut bacteria consume? Our guts support a wide array of microorganisms. These must either survive off of our food, or off of bodily secretions made with energy from food (e.g. 1,231 more words
In a clinical trial, adults who consumed a diet rich in whole grains rather than refined grains had modest improvements in healthy gut microbiota and certain immune responses. 1,001 more words
EATING HEALTHILY is at the top of the list for many of those setting New Year’s resolutions. 697 more words