Q&A: Healthy gut microbiome starts with the ‘right nutrition,’ bacterial diversity

Low bacterial diversity and Bifidobacterium depletion were associated with severely symptomatic COVID-19 infection in a small subset of patients — a pattern of dysbiosis that may serve as a susceptibility marker for symptomatic severity.“To fight a virus one needs strong bacteria,” Sabine Hazan, MD, founder and CEO of research genetic sequencing laboratory ProgenaBiome in California, told Healio. “After analyzing thousands of stool samples, I saw markers of diseases in the microbiome.”In a cross-sectional study, Hazan and colleagues compared gut microbiomeRead More

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