Microbiomes changes immediately
Your microbiome could change on immigrating to the USA - short science news and articles

In an interesting finding, researcher have uncovered that immigrants to the USA, lose their native microbiome immediately and quickly acquire the microbiome of European-American people.

People from developing countries have a greater diversity of bacteria in their gut, which is considered good for overall health. However, immigrants from Southeast Asia, mainly from Hmong and Karen communities who were included in this study immediately lost this diversity.

Importantly, these communities started suffering from obesity, similar to western populations. Strikingly the changes were more pronounced in children, which could affect their long-term health.

Read the full story: The Conversation
Scientific publication: Cell


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