Causality in dietary interventions-building a case for gut microbiota

Yan Y. Lam, Chenhong Zhang, Liping Zhao

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We provide a conceptual framework to establish a causal link between diet, gut microbiota, and health. Identifying the key strains that mediate microbe-host interactions and understanding the mechanisms involved and the ecology of these strains are critical to translating gut microbiome research into clinical applications and to advancing a new concept of "microbiome nutrition".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number62
JournalGenome Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)


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