How diet quality affects the colon’s microbiome

New research has examined the effect of dietary quality on the composition of the colon’s microbiota. The study suggests that following a high quality diet may increase the number of beneficial bacteria, whereas following a low quality diet may raise that of harmful bacteria.

An increasing number of studies are pointing out the links between diet and health.

For instance, some researchers have warned that ultra processed foods may raise the risk of cancer.

Meanwhile, some foods — such as whole grainsor broccoli — may keep the condition at bay.

However, most of these studies are observational, meaning that they only show an association between food intake and cancer occurrence. The mechanisms behind these correlations remain the subject of more investigation.

Recently, researchers aimed to fill some of this gap in knowledge by addressing the microbiotic composition that is associated with different quality diets.

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