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Cell Metab. 2015 Dec 1;22(6):960-1. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2015.11.009.

Can Your Microbiome Tell You What to Eat?

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1
Department of Food Science and Center for Molecular Immunology and Infectious Disease, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA; The Pennsylvania State Hershey Cancer Institute, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA 17033, USA.
2
Departments of Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA. Electronic address: robknight@ucsd.edu.
3
Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, King's College London, London WC2R 2LS, UK.

Abstract

Prospects for using the gut microbiome for personalized medicine are substantial since the gut microbiome is known to modulate metabolism and varies substantially among individuals. Zeevi et al. (2015) demonstrate that the gut microbiota can be used to predict individualized blood glucose responses to particular foods, which differ between individuals.

PMID:
26636494
DOI:
10.1016/j.cmet.2015.11.009
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