We use our own and third-party cookies to optimize your experience on this site, including to maintain user sessions. Without these cookies our site will not function well. If you continue browsing our site we take that to mean that you understand and accept how we use the cookies. If you wish to decline our cookies we will redirect you to Google.
Already have an account? Sign in.

 Remember Me | Forgot Your Password?

Diet Someday May Be Used To Configure Gut Microbiota Toward Improving Human Health

November 1, 2013: 12:00 AM EST
Irish researchers report that the study of the human microbiota – trillions of beneficial bacteria in the gut belonging to a  thousand species – could transform scientific thinking about basic human nutrition, gut health and disease prevention: This has come about because of developments in DNA sequencing technology that have made possible closer analyses of complex microbial communities in the human digestive tract. Data from recent studies have shown that diet can program the gut microbiota and affect health status. Someday the  food industry might be able to design food ingredients and supplements that shape gut microbiota, improving consumer health.
Paul Ross, "Our Gut Microbiota and How It Can Be Programmed by Food", News release, Teagasc, November 01, 2013, © Teagasc
Food & Nutrition
Other Food & Nutrition
Research, Studies, Advice
Developed by Yuri Ingultsov Software Lab.