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Guts of people in hunter-gatherer societies share bacteria industrialized people lack
March 25, 2015
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A new study indicates that the bacteria found in the guts of humans may have more to do with diet than with where they live. An international team gathered data on a hunter-gatherer community in the Amazon, a small-scale farming village in Peru, and city-dwellers in Norman, Okla. The Amazonian community's gut microbiomes had more in common with earlier studies of African hunter-gatherers than the nearby farmers, or industrialized city-dwellers.Full Story
University of Oklahoma
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