Andreu Prados
November 11 202

A new study of 6,811 subjects from the American Gut Project, led by Rob Knight explores in depth how fermented foods impact gut microbiota composition and function.

The health benefits of fermented foods have been acknowledged for centuries and stem from the presence of living microorganisms and the fermentation-associated modifications to the food product’s ingredients.

But how fermented foods shape the composition and activity of the gut microbiota in large populations has been subject to limited study. This is partly explained by the difficulties of in-lab analysis of the intestinal microbiota from stool samples and is currently solved by the advent of genetic tools that allow researchers to characterize the gut microbiome’s composition and function

Read more: https://www.gutmicrobiotaforhealth.c...ta-and-health/