Intestinal microbiota, diet and health

@article{Power2013IntestinalMD,
  title={Intestinal microbiota, diet and health},
  author={S. E. Power and P. O’Toole and C. Stanton and R. P. Ross and G. Fitzgerald},
  journal={British Journal of Nutrition},
  year={2013},
  volume={111},
  pages={387 - 402}
}
The human intestine is colonised by 1013 to 1014 micro-organisms, the vast majority of which belong to the phyla Firmicutes and Bacteroidetes. Although highly stable over time, the composition and activities of the microbiota may be influenced by a number of factors including age, diet and antibiotic treatment. Although perturbations in the composition or functions of the microbiota are linked to inflammatory and metabolic disorders (e.g. inflammatory bowel diseases, irritable bowel syndrome… Expand
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