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Cooking food alters the gut microbiome

20 Nov 2019

by Allison Clark

Can cooking certain foods influence the gut microbiota? A team of researchers has set out to discover whether heat, which changes the properties of different foods, also affects the gut microbiota.

In his book Microbiology and Technology of Fermented Foods, Professor Robert Hutkins from the University of Nebraska (USA) analyzes the unique properties of fermented foods, including their potential health benefits.

Personalized nutrition is still in its infancy but it is an increasingly important area of research that may one day help us better plan nutritional interventions to ensure a better response from patients.