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Feb 12, 2014 · Leave a Reply

The Effects of Short-Term Diet Changes on Gut Microbiome

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Associate @Margaret_Marie

Purna Kashyap, M.D., discusses a recent study published in Nature that focuses on how short-term diet changes may influence what gut microbes are present. Long-term diet patterns can influence an individual’s gut microbiome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkdSsRrc3Fo

The study focuses on short-term diet changes of either a plant-based diet or animal-based diet. The results found a shift of what gut microbes were present and what they were doing at a given point in time. Dr. Kashyap says the study provides hope for the future that diet may in fact be a major player as a therapeutic agent to treat IBD itself or flares of the disease that may occur.

The full text of the study can be found here.
For more information on IBD, visit mayoclinic.org/ibd
Purna Kashyap M.D., is a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic specializing in the care of patients with IBD.

Tags: gut microbiomes, nature, Purna Kashyap

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