Gut microbiota and gastrointestinal health: current concepts and future directions.

@article{Aziz2013GutMA,
  title={Gut microbiota and gastrointestinal health: current concepts and future directions.},
  author={Q. Aziz and Jo{\"e}l Dore and Andy Emmanuel and Francisco Guarner and Eamonn M. M. Quigley},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={4-15}
}
BACKGROUND The microbial community of the human gut - the enteric microbiota - plays a critical role in functions that sustain health and is a positive asset in host defenses. In recent years, our understanding of this so-called human 'super organism' has advanced, following characterization of fecal metagenomes which identified three core bacterial enterotypes, and based on basic and clinical research into the impact and consequences of microbiota biodiversity and change on gastrointestinal… CONTINUE READING
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