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Studying Poop Samples, Scientists Find Clues on Health and Disease
Studying Poop Samples, Scientists Find Clues on Health and Disease

Gut microbiomes have come into the media’s spotlight over the past few years. But have you ever wondered what your gut’s microbiome actually is, and why it’s important?

A microbiome is defined as microorganisms in a particular environment, in this case, your intestines. Not everyone has the same types of microorganisms in their gut. Some microorganisms are helpful to your health and some can be harmful. The foods you eat greatly determine which microorganisms live in your intestines. One clue about how your microbiome is functioning lies in…your poop.

Read more about the new research findings of the American Gut Project led by University of California San Diego School of Medicine below: