The Human Gut Microbiome Viewed Across Geography
Posted 18th January 2017 by Jane Williams
Chronic illnesses such as IBD, obesity and diabetes were once considered ‘western’ diseases. However, changes to diet and lifestyle are steadily taking their toll and prevalence rates are rising across the globe. (1) Examining the cultural differences between human microbiota can provide vital correlational data. However, to date, few studies concerned with cross-cultural variation have been carried out. Information is scarce and finding it is difficult. (2)
In this interactive map, we summarised the data we found:
Have you found any others? Let us know about any studies not featured here and we’ll add them to the map!
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