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Landmark study reveals link between gut microbes, diet and illnesses  


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Landmark study reveals link between gut microbes, diet and illnesses

Microbiome connections with host metabolism and habitual diet from 1,098 deeply phenotyped individuals

PREDICT is the largest international in-depth nutritional study in the world. It used metagenomics and blood chemical profiling to uncover 15 gut microbes associated with lower risks of common conditions such as obesity, heart disease and type-2 diabetes.

The influence of a person’s diet/microbiome on their health is even stronger than genetics.

A healthy diet contains a mix of foods rich in plants, giving higher levels of ‘good’ gut microbes associated with a lower risk of common illnesses.

“When you eat, you’re not just nourishing your body, you’re feeding the trillions of microbes that live inside your gut.”

“We were surprised to see such large, clear groups of what we informally call ‘good’ and ‘bad’ microbes emerging from our analysis.