Diet, Environments, and Gut Microbiota. A Preliminary Investigation in Children Living in Rural and Urban Burkina Faso and Italy

@inproceedings{Filippo2017DietEA,
  title={Diet, Environments, and Gut Microbiota. A Preliminary Investigation in Children Living in Rural and Urban Burkina Faso and Italy},
  author={Carlotta De Filippo and Monica Di Paola and Matteo Ramazzotti and Davide Albanese and Giuseppe Pieraccini and Elena Banci and Franco 4 Miglietta and Duccio Cavalieri and Paolo Lionetti},
  booktitle={Front. Microbiol.},
  year={2017}
}
Diet is one of the main factors that affects the composition of gut microbiota. When people move from a rural environment to urban areas, and experience improved socio-economic conditions, they are often exposed to a "globalized" Western type diet. Here, we present preliminary observations on the metagenomic scale of microbial changes in small groups of African children belonging to the same ethnicity and living in different environments, compared to children living on the urban area of… CONTINUE READING

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