In the primary research paper “Symbiotic gut microbes modulate human metabolic phenotypes” (2007), Li et al explored the effects of populations of microorganisms such as Faecalibacterium prausnitzii and other active members in human the microbiome and their influences on numerous host pathways, in order to help in our understanding of the host-microbiome symbiosis and provide a foundation for the development of functional metagenomics. Which has the potential to provide insight into the systematic effects of drugs and diet that are of relevance to personal and public health care solutions.
When we think of diseases, we often associate the term with virulent bacteria and viruses we can get infected with depending on our environment and interactions. Little do we know that more people succumb to diseases that fall under the non-infectious category than infectious ones. Think of diseases such as diabetes mellitus, cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, asthma, atherosclerosis, even Alzheimer’s, all of these diseases fall under the non-infectious category and all are somehow influenced by little microscopic critters in our body we call microorganisms.
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