• It's Not Yet Clear How to Boost the Microbiome. But Diet Is the Best Bet

    9 days ago - By Time

    The gut microbiome-the billions of bacteria that live inside the human digestive tract-is the focus of some of today's most exciting and compelling medical research. Studies have linked microbiome-related imbalances to health conditions ranging from depression and Parkinson's disease to heart disease. Some researchers have even started referring to the microbiome as a “forgotten organ” because of the indispensable role it plays in human health.
    It's fairly clear that the foods a person eats-or doesn't eat-can affect the composition of his or her microbiome. Research on mice has shown that...
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