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Microbiome and Your Health


Last updated 6/2/2017 at Noon

What we eat has a big impact on how healthy we will be.

It is generally assumed that it is the breakdown products of digestion (fats, sugars, and proteins) that are absorbed provide the energy for our cells and the raw materials for repair of injured tissues. But we are now finding that some of what we eat makes it to the colon where it is modified by bacteria before being absorbed. And those products of bacterial metabolism are also a key part of keeping us healthy.

Microbiome--a word most of us could not have defined 10 years ago--is now encountered daily on television, in news...

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