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Diet patterns linked with gut inflammation

A study by Rinse Weersma, MD, of the University of Groningen and colleagues, and published in the journal Gut links specific dietary patterns with mucosal protection and inflammatory response. "Processed foods and animal-derived foods were consistently associated with higher abundances of Firmicutes, Ruminococcus species of the Blautia genus and endotoxin synthesis pathways," the researchers wrote, while "the opposite was found for plant foods and fish, which were positively associated with short-chain fatty acid-producing commensals and pathways of nutrient metabolism."

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