Dr. Emeran Mayer, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine, said: “But I would say that diet is the number one factor in adults.”
Mayer was not involved in the study. He is the author of the forthcoming book “The Link Between Gut and Immunity”.
He said that he usually recommends a plant-based diet and chooses specific foods according to personal needs. Meyer said that diet is the way to go, not taking probiotic supplements.
He said: “There is no way to solve the biological problem. You can’t eat a bad diet and then take probiotics.” “You have to make a fundamental change in your diet and overall lifestyle.”
Unfortunately, Meyer added that processed foods and other unhealthy options are usually cheaper, which makes it difficult for low-income people to eat healthy.
He said: “This is a real problem.”
New discovery-recently published online in a magazine courage -From more than 1,400 Dutch adults, they answered questions about their eating habits and provided stool samples for gut microbiological analysis. Some people are generally healthy, while others suffer from digestive diseases, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease.
Overall, the study found a consistent link between fish and plant foods and anti-inflammatory gut microbes (including people with digestive diseases).
Dr. Andrew Chan is a gastroenterologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a professor at Harvard Medical School.
Chan said there is increasing evidence that the gut microbiome is one of the important links between diet and disease risk.
But Chen said that inflammation is probably only part of the story.
He pointed out that researchers have only just begun to understand the many roles of the gut microbiome, which some people regard as organs. Chan added that more work needs to be done to characterize how the microbiome may affect human health and to determine what “healthy” microbes are.
Weersma said that at present, these findings support the current recommendation to eat more “whole” plant-based foods and less processed foods.
Chan agrees with this view, but adds that, eventually, research on the gut microbiome may free experts from cookie-cutter advice. He said it is possible to personalize the diet based on the response of a person and his gut microbiome to food.