This edition of our newsletter begins with a new genome-wide analysis that proves that the lactic acid bacteria found in the human gut resemble the ones typically found in fermented foods and beverages, with some patterns shared within global populations.
Next up, we have the first study in a large cohort, which was published in Nature, reporting statins as a relevant confounding factor in explaining an obesity-associated gut microbiota.
You will also come across a review article, which belongs to the special ‘Food and Diet for Gut Function and Dysfunction’ issue of Nutrients, which looks at human data on factors that determine the digestive experience and sensations before, during and especially after a meal.
Finally, you will find a new study in mice and humans that breaks down the effects of the keto diet on the gut microbiome, involving a reduction in bifidobacteria levels and pro-inflammatory Th17 immune cells.
The GMFH publishing team