Let’s start off our week by exploring our bodies, shall we? No, I’m not about to start a Sex Ed course (even though that could get hilarious). Scientific American is offering us a chance to become familiar with the micro-organisms that inhabit our bodies.
The body contains 10 times more bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms than human cells. Most of these species are harmless—although they can still cause illness if they wind up in the wrong place. In addition, researchers are beginning to learn exactly how some microbial species in the body help digestion and contribute to regulation of appetite and the immune system.
- Gut Microbiota Transplantation May Prevent Development Of Diabetes And Fatty Liver Disease (jflahiff.wordpress.com)
- Microbiome – Beings Who Live in Us, Controlling Our Lives (catenacio78.wordpress.com)
- Study: Lean and obese people have different gut microbe networks (santafe.edu)