Your Poop Knows Best-New Study Shows Microbiome Can Help Predict Health Responses to Certain Foods

By Patrick Mustain | November 26, 2015

“… In the lead-up to the week of glucose monitoring and food logging, participants also provided lifestyle information, like sleep and exercise habits; blood tests; and a stool sample that was used to profile participants’ microbiome—the trillions of bacteria living in the human gut—which has been increasingly recognized as an important player in a multitude of health outcomes.

The data analysis revealed a high level of variability in glucose responses to identical meals among participants. Because they standardized some of the meals, the researchers were able to verify that the glucose response to the same meal for the same person at the same time of day was consistent—yet between participants, responses to the same meal could be very different.”

Read the full original article at: Your Poop Knows Best–New Study Shows Microbiome Can Help Predict Health Responses to Certain Foods – Food Matters – Scientific American Blog Network

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