Programming of host metabolism by the gut microbiota.

  title={Programming of host metabolism by the gut microbiota.},
  author={Fredrik B{\"a}ckhed},
  journal={Annals of nutrition & metabolism},
  volume={58 Suppl 2},
The human gut harbors a vast ensemble of bacteria that has co-evolved with the human host and performs several important functions that affect our physiology and metabolism. The human gut is sterile at birth and is subsequently colonized with bacteria from the mother and the environment. The complexity of the gut microbiota is increased during childhood, and adult humans contain 150-fold more bacterial genes than human genes. Recent advances in next-generation sequencing technology and… CONTINUE READING


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