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Wealth management in the gut

People whose guts contain a low diversity of bacteria are found to have higher levels of body fat and inflammation than those with high gut-microbial richness. But dietary intervention can help. See Article p.541 & Letter p.585

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Figure 1: Benefits of genetic richness.

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Fang, S., Evans, R. Wealth management in the gut. Nature 500, 538–539 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/500538a

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