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Special Reports May 2017 Issue

Nourishing Your Microbiota

Eating a diverse, plant-rich diet helps fuel the growth of beneficial bacteria.

Microbes - bacteria and other tiny critters not visible to the naked eye but numbering in the trillions - are busy in your body. Many of these microbes benefit you. Others have the potential to cause harm. This community of microbes is called the microbiota. Their genes are called the microbiome.

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