A lot has changed for humans over the past 2,000 years.
- 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…