Immigration to the United States changes a person's microbiome

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 13:50 in Health & Medicine

Researchers new evidence that the gut microbiota of immigrants and refugees rapidly Westernize after a person's arrival in the United States. The study of communities migrating from Southeast Asia to the US could provide insight into some of the metabolic health issues, including obesity and diabetes, affecting immigrants to the country.

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