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Leibniz-Institut für Naturstoff-Forschung und Infektionsbiologie – Hans-Knöll-Institut –

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The gut microbiome – the science behind the hype

There are 10 times more microbial cells in the human gut than in the entire human body. The gut microflora or microbiome plays an essential role in harvesting energy from our food and in the metabolism of our body. This complex community of bacteria, fungi, archaea and viruses can be influenced by exercise and diet. Illness and disease can disturb this community. As part of a European doctoral research network we are looking into the correlation of the gut microbiome and Non-alcoholic fatty Liver Disease, the main cause for liver damage in the Western world.

Join us and learn more about the role of microbes in our gut!

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HKI_Gut microbiom

The gut microbiome – the science behind the hype

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