Diet 4 MicroGut
Microorganisms in foods and in humans: study of the microbiota and the related metabolome.
The human body houses a huge microbial ecosystem, including the intestinal and oral microbiota. Both these ecosystems, and, in particular, the intestinal one, are responsible for maintaining human health.
Diet is a reservoir of microbes and the feeding for human resident microorganisms, therefore, it is inevitably linked to diversity and functionality of the oral andintestinal microbiota.
Few information is available
A cross-search for "human gut microbiota" and "health" in the ISI Web of Knowledge database, results in more than 550 hits, only in the last 5 years. Less than 10 hits come out combining the terms “vegetarians” and "human gut microbiota"