Study of microbiome of indigenous populations in the Amazon

Discussion started by Doorie 5 years ago

Thought this article was kind of interesting.

Researchers are evaluating the microbiome (feces) of the indigenous tribes in the Amazon.  The objective is to isolate differences between a population that has not been exposed to Western world diets and lifestyle versus our western world microbiomes.

It will be interesting to see what the researchers discover.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/western-lifestyle-leading-to-dangerous-bacterial-imbalances-a-856825.html 

 

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Maff
Maff
Doorie, this is a great link, thanks for posting.
I for one will be awaiting the study results with a great amount of anticipation. I suspect the differences will be large. I also believe differences could account for differences in disease patterns between African nations and the Western world. Interesting stuff!
5 years ago

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