Gut Microbiota and Health

The human gut is said to be inhabited by several hundred trillions of microbes of several hundred different species.
This microbial community is composed of microbes beneficial to our health, those producing harmful substances called putrefactive products, and those with as-yet-unknown physiological functions.
These microbes are always competing with each other for survival to keep the community in our intestine in balance.
However, the balance of the community can be upset one day all of a sudden, or gradually over time, due to an irregular life style, stress, aging, use of antibiotics, fatty meals, and so on. In recent years, evidence is accumulating that associates intestinal microbes with various diseases, which suggests that keeping our intestinal flora in balance is a key to leading a healthy life.

Types and functions of intestinal microbes  Relationships between intestinal microbes The intestinal microbiota is kept in balance by the competition between beneficial, harmful, and neutral bacteria.

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