Smoking Cessation Induces Profound Changes in the Composition of the Intestinal Microbiota in Humans

@inproceedings{Biedermann2013SmokingCI,
  title={Smoking Cessation Induces Profound Changes in the Composition of the Intestinal Microbiota in Humans},
  author={Luc Biedermann and Jonas Zeitz and Jessica Mwinyi and Eveline Sutter-Minder and Ateequr Rehman and Stephan Johannes Ott and Claudia A Steurer-Stey and Anja Frei and Pascal Frei and Michael Scharl and Martin J Loessner and Stephan R. Vavricka and Michael A. H. Fried and Stefan Schreiber and Markus Schuppler and Gerhard Rogler},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND The human intestinal microbiota is a crucial factor in the pathogenesis of various diseases, such as metabolic syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Yet, knowledge about the role of environmental factors such as smoking (which is known to influence theses aforementioned disease states) on the complex microbial composition is sparse. We aimed to investigate the role of smoking cessation on intestinal microbial composition in 10 healthy smoking subjects undergoing controlled… CONTINUE READING
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