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What 2,000-year-old poo says about our gut bugs – ABC News

A new study has found that our gut bugs are vastly different from those that inhabited our hunter-gatherer ancestors, revealing how our switch to a more industrial…



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A lot has changed for humans over the past 2,000 years.
Key points:

  • International researchers analysed microbial DNA in 1,000-2,000-year-old human faeces
  • They compared these microbial genomes to those found in modern samples from Western and developing countries
  • The gut microbes from the present-day non-industrial population were more similar to those in the ancient samples than they were to the urban samples

Many of us spend more time sitting than moving, and we are more likely to reach for a highly…

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