The gut microbiota is exposed to and modified by a range of factors on a daily basis, with diet being one of the most important. New findings from the American Gut Project reveal that drinking water source ranks among the key contributing factors in explaining gut microbiota variation.

GMFH 2021: The 10 most viewed articles of the year

5 Jan 2022

by GMFH Editing Team

Our selection of the most popular content of the year is already a classic and a great way to remember the important advances and new developments in our knowledge about the gut microbiota. In the case of 2021, we have been witness to some interesting debates that reinforce the gut microbiome’s impact on overall health.

Gut health benefits begin in pregnancy

10 Nov 2021

by Cristina Sáez

Assumed for a long-time immune system training started after birth, when mom’s microbiota started colonizing the newborn, Yale University scientists point out that process may have begun much earlier, in utero.

Does gut microbiome development end by age 3?

29 Sep 2021

by Andreu Prados

Although it was previously thought that the infant gut microbiota would attain an adult-like structure by the age of 3, recent studies have suggested that the gut community of microorganisms continues to evolve in both pre-adolescents and 20-year-olds.