There is an epidemic of obesity and chronic inflammatory disorders in urban, western societies. If scientists can unravel the secrets of our ancestral microbiomes, it could revolutionize how we treat diseases of modern life like obesity and inflammatory disorders.
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There is an epidemic of obesity and chronic inflammatory disorders in urban, western societies. Modern lifestyles are very different from those of our hunter-gatherer ancestors whose microbiomes had millions of years to adapt to their diet and environment. If scientists can unravel the secrets of these microbiomes, it could revolutionize how we treat diseases of modern life like obesity and inflammatory disorders.
Keywords: Microbiome, Sequencing, Illumina, Urbanization, Industrialization, Hunter-gatherers, Matses, Huanuco, Peru, microbiota, gut, agriculture, adventures in genomics, metagenomics, western societies, diet, health, food, diseases, modern lifestyle, ancient diets, paleo diet,
Cecil Lewis at the University of Oklahoma -- http://cas.ou.edu/cecil-lewis
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