In this newsletter, you will find the new 'best of' document released by the GMFH publishing team on the latest scientific research into the gut microbiota, diet and nutrition, with an editorial from Prof. Philip Calder, Head of the School of Human Development and Health, which is part of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton (UK).
Next come two recent reviews that update what we know about the impact of common dietary patterns on gut microbiota composition and function. We also cover a recent systematic review that reveals associations between total fat intake—mainly saturated fatty acids—and a reduction in total bacterial number, bacterial richness, and diversity in the gut.
Finally, you will find a new study that shows that breast milk microbiome is an important source of fungi for the growing infant.
The GMFH publishing team