Your Microbial Partners: The Gut Microbiome and Your Health

The microorganisms that call our bodies home are not unwanted visitors. They play integral—mostly positive—roles in our bodies.

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We share our bodies with trillions of microorganisms. This community of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites is known as the microbiota. “Previous estimates have suggested that there could be ten times as many microbial cells in our body as human cells,” says Naisi Zhao, MHS, DrPH, a research assistant professor at Tufts University School of […]
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