Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Diet and the Microbiome — Physician’s First Watch
Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Diet and the Microbiome
By the NEJM Journal Watch Editors
The human gut microbiome can be altered quickly by dietary modification, according to a study in Nature.
ID specialist Richard Ellison comments: "This work has extensive implications for our understanding of nutrition, normal gut physiology, and the pathogenesis of multiple conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease. It also gives hope that a rational approach can now be used to develop effective probiotics that could correct the deleterious effects of antibiotic therapy on the human microbiome."