6 Myths About the Human Gut Microbiome

Clearing up some common misconceptions

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1. Dietary fiber is the only nutrient that affects the gut microbiota.

While dietary fiber usually receives the most attention, simple sugars, fats, and proteins also modulate the gut microbiome. For example, fructose prevents gut colonization of Bacteroides




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