Nowadays, few people doubt the major role the hundreds of trillions of bacteria living in our intestine – known as the gut microbiota – play in terms of our health.

Have you ever asked yourself, however, how much this small but important thing weighs? Or how many bacteria can actually live in our digestive system? Or what is its surface area? These interesting facts, and a few others, are revealed in the first of a new series of infographics, which will provide an overview of a range of topics from the fascinating world of gut bacteria.

We hope you enjoy learning from them as much as we have enjoyed creating them! And if you do so, do not hesitate to share them!

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