The human gut bacteria Christensenellaceae are widespread, heritable, and associated with health

@article{Waters2019TheHG,
  title={The human gut bacteria Christensenellaceae are widespread, heritable, and associated with health},
  author={Jillian L. Waters and Ruth E. Ley},
  journal={BMC Biology},
  year={2019},
  volume={17}
}
The Christensenellaceae, a recently described family in the phylum Firmicutes, is emerging as an important player in human health. The relative abundance of Christensenellaceae in the human gut is inversely related to host body mass index (BMI) in different populations and multiple studies, making its relationship with BMI the most robust and reproducible link between the microbial ecology of the human gut and metabolic disease reported to date. The family is also related to a healthy status in… 
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