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Featured in NEJM Journal Watch: Diet and the Microbiome — Physician’s First Watch

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February 4, 2014

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."

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