Sunday, January 20, 2013

Studying Our Gut Microbiomes

"That’s why I’m really excited about the American Gut project, which aims to determine how our diet and lifestyle shape the gut microbiome.

The folks over at the Human Food Project are looking to gather thousands of samples from a diverse population, and correlate certain factors such as diet, regional location, activity levels, and other lifestyle factors to see how these choices affect our microbiome development. They will even be cross-referencing the data with those living traditional lifestyles such as hunter-gatherers and farmers across the globe, from Peru to Namibia – how cool is that?"

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