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Causality in dietary interventions—building a case for gut microbiota
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- Published: 1 August 2018
We provide a conceptual framework to establish a causal link between diet, gut microbiota, and health. Identifying the key strains that mediate microbe–host interactions and understanding the mechanisms involved and the ecology of these strains are critical to translating gut microbiome research into clinical applications and to advancing a new concept of “microbiome nutrition”.
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YYL conceived the idea and was a major contributor in writing the manuscript. CZ conceived the idea and edited the manuscript. LZ conceived the idea and edited the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
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