"We studied mice, but the effect we observed is equivalent to kids having a Western diet, high in fat and sugar and their gut microbiome still being affected up to six years after puberty," explained UCR evolutionary physiologist Theodore Garland.
This research therefore suggests that health treatments designed to target gut bacteria – and our metabolism – should focus on groups of gut bacteria that carry out a particular function, rather than individual bacterial species.
Published in Frontiers in Microbiology , a new study shows that organic apples harbor a more diverse and balanced bacterial community – which could make them healthier and tastier than conventional apples, as well as better for the environment. Together the studies show that across both bacteria and fungi, the apple microbiome is more diverse in organically grown fruits.
While no significant associations were observed on the risk of the majority gastrointestinal cancers and poor oral health, a substantial link was found for hepatobiliary cancer, the most common form of liver cancer.
Despite this, conventional treatments will still call for the use of ineffective pharmaceutical drugs that not only fail to alleviate the true cause of Lyme disease, but also cause serious side effects for patients who are already burdened with the chronic disease.