Issue Date: November 28, 2016 | Web Date: November 27, 2016
Diet and microbiome conspire to modify epigenetics
Over the past decade, scientists studying the human microbiome have found that the microorganisms inhabiting our bodies can influence our propensity for obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and many other ailments. Although the precise mechanisms by which our microbiome alters our health—for good and bad—have mostly eluded researchers, many increasingly believe that the short-chain fatty acids produced by our microbes, including acetate, propionate, and butyrate, are likely involved.
Now a team of researchers . . .
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