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Fibre for the future

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A chronic lack of dietary fibre has been found to reduce the diversity of bacteria in the guts of mice. This effect is not fully reversed when fibre is reintroduced, and increases in severity over multiple generations. See Letter p.212

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Martens, E. Fibre for the future. Nature 529, 158–159 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/529158a

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