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Could our gut microbiota descend from baboons?

According to a study that is shaking up our beliefs in terms of microbiota evolution, the gut microbiota is significantly influenced by environment and diet and does not result from the co-evolution between the microbial ecosystem and its host.   The study of gut microbiota evolution led ...

The 3 key development stages of the gut microbiota in early childhood

An international team of researchers revelated in the journal Nature, that development of gut microbiota occurs between 3 and 46 months of age. Breastfeeding, mode of delivery and environment contribute to the composition of this flora.   The first four years of life are a key period for ...

Glyphosate disrupts the gut microbiota of bees

An American study showed that the most commonly used herbicide in the world seems to modify the gut microbiota* of foraging bees. This alteration could make them more susceptible to opportunistic infections and increase their mortality rate.   Manufacturers of glyphosate insist that their...
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