What the Iceman's gut told us about 'Western diseases'

Last updated 29th Oct 2019 2 followers
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A pinboard by Linda May-Zhang (formerly Linda Zhang)

A Vanderbilt postdoc interested in gut science, bioactive compounds, and scientific communication.


We have the proof: Western lifestyles have depleted certain strains of gut bacteria capable of protecting us from obesity and diabetes. Some people, however, still possess these tiny organisms in their intestines, which could help with new therapies.

In 10 seconds? Researchers had a gut feeling that the Westernised lifestyle has left our bodies less resistant to disease. This might be due to the disappearance of certain bacterial strains f...