Loss of microbial diversity due to industrialization is associated to many diseases

Loss of microbiome diversity due to urbanization increases the diseases in western countries. This global pandemics have huge economic impacts jeopardizing unfortunately health care systems.

Incidences of obesity, diabetes, asthma, allergies, inflammatory bowel disease and autism are still rising both in industrialized world and developing countries. The authors of this article, just published in Science magazine, believed that these health issues are linked to the loss of human microbiota diversity, that is occurring concomitantly with industrialization. This change of microbiota diversity (in and on our body) involves the loss of ancestral bacteria.

 

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