Plan B - Open Access
Master of Science (MS)
Health and Nutritional Sciences
gut microbiome, diet, lifestyle, gut microbiota, health, and disease
There is growing research that directly looks at the relationship between the human diet and the gut microbiome. This paper is a narrative review of the current literature on how the human diet can influence the gut microbiome. Without a healthy gut, bacterial imbalances can occur which have been linked to health complications. There are many factors that affect the gut microbiome such as diet, medications, and exercise. There is also limited research that looks at the macronutrients and their role in gut health. It is known that the type of food that people consume is a major influencer of the overall abundance and variety of bacteria in the microbiota.
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South Dakota State University
Copyright © 2020 Kayla Wade
Wede, Kayla, "The Influence of Diet on the Gut Microbiome" (2020). Health and Nutritional Sciences Graduate Students Plan B Capstone Projects. 5.