Microbiome in Health and Disease
The gut micro biota in humans evolves throughout life and appears to play a pivotal role in both health and disease. In a healthy state, the gut micro biota have myriad positive functions, including energy recovery from metabolism of nondigestible components of foods, protection of a host from pathogenic invasion, and modulation of the immune system. A dysbiotic state of the gut micro biota is becoming recognized as an environmental factor that interacts with a host’s metabolism and has a role in pathological conditions.
- Track 1-1 Microbiota in a Healthy Gut
- Track 2-2 Microbiota in specific diseases and conditions