The gut bacteria that make up the human microbiome play a role in all sorts of diseases. Image: Shutterstock

The microbiome explained: how a vast army of gut bacteria regulates body’s functioning

  • When we eat, we feed the bacteria in our digestive system, and they produce substances both beneficial and harmful
  • New research supports the idea that microorganisms in the gut play a role in all sorts of diseases and health conditions
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The gut bacteria that make up the human microbiome play a role in all sorts of diseases. Image: Shutterstock
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Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan

Anthea Rowan has written for papers and magazines on almost every continent and on a huge variety of subjects, from travel in Africa to mental illness in the States to education in Europe. Her work has appeared in The Times in London, the Washington Post in America and regularly at the South China Morning Post.