Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria: Ötzi proves it

The intestinal microbiome is a delicate ecosystem made up of billions and billions of microorganisms, bacteria in particular, that support our immune system, protect us from viruses and pathogens, and help us absorb nutrients and produce energy. The industrialization process in Western countries had a huge impact on its content. This was confirmed by a study on the bacteria found in the intestine of Ötzi, the Iceman who, in 1991, emerged from the ice of the Ötztal Alps, where Italy borders with Austria. Scientists of Eurac Research examined samples of the mummy's bacteria, confirming the findings of the researchers at the University of Trento who had analyzed the genome of intestinal microorganisms of over 6500 individuals from all continents.

Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria: Ötzi proves it

The intestinal microbiome is a delicate ecosystem made up of billions and billions of microorganisms, bacteria in particular, that support our immune system, protect us from viruses and pathogens, ...

Fri 18 Oct 19 from Medical Xpress

Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria: Ötzi proves it, study shows

The evolution of dietary and hygienic habits in Western countries is associated with a decrease in the bacteria that help in digestion. These very bacteria were also found in the Iceman, who ...

Fri 18 Oct 19 from ScienceDaily

Lifestyle is a threat to gut bacteria: Ötzi proves it, Fri 18 Oct 19 from Eurekalert

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