Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut microbiome

  title={Diet rapidly and reproducibly alters the human gut
  author={Lawrence A David and Corinne Ferrier Maurice and Rachel N. Carmody and David B. Gootenberg and Julie E. Button and Benjamin E. Wolfe and Alisha V. Ling and A. Sloan Devlin and Yug Varma and Michael A. Fischbach and Sudha B Biddinger and Rachel J. Dutton and Peter J. Turnbaugh},
Long-term dietary intake influences the structure and activity of the trillions of microorganisms residing in the human gut, but it remains unclear how rapidly and reproducibly the human gut microbiome responds to short-term macronutrient change. Here we show that the short-term consumption of diets composed entirely of animal or plant products alters microbial community structure and overwhelms inter-individual differences in microbial gene expression. The animal-based diet increased the… CONTINUE READING
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