When UK researcher Glenn R. Gibson introduced the concept of prebiotics to the scientific community in 1995 it was clear to him that the gut microbiota had the potential to play a major role in health.

A 2016 review, led by Dr. Mark S. Riddle from the Enteric Diseases Department at the Naval Research Center in Silver Spring (USA) and Dr. Bradley A. Connor from the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and The New York Center for Travel and Tropical Medicine in New York (USA) explores the role of the human gut microbiome in travellers’ health.