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The Fiber Gap and the Disappearing Gut Microbiome: Implications for Human Nutrition

Deehan EC, Walter J (2016)  Trends Endocrinol Metab. pii: S1043-2760(16)00035-7. doi: 10.1016/j.tem.2016.03.001. 

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Increasing evidence indicates that modern lifestyle, and specifically a Western diet, has led to a substantial depletion of the human gut microbiome. This loss is implicated in the rampant increase of chronic diseases, providing an incentive to fundamentally transform human nutrition towards being more holistic and microbiome-focused.

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