Issue Date: November 20, 2017
High-salt diet throws microbiome out of whack
It’s no longer just your doctor telling you to cut back on the salty foods. Your gut might be trying to send you a signal too.
Gut bacteria in mice change significantly after the animals have eaten a high-salt diet, researchers have found (Nature 2017, DOI: 10.1038/nature24628). And feeding the animals microbes to replace those lost because of this diet can help ameliorate some negative health effects, a finding that could lead to future . . .
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