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What Is Your Gut Telling You?

Care and Feeding of Your Microbiome continued...

Some scientists believe analysis of your microbiome will one day be as common as routine blood tests. Doctors could discuss the results with you and the long-term management of your gut bacteria. Current research could one day lead to customized probiotics that would offset whatever disease-promoting microbiome you might harbor.

“You could envision a therapy, where people are actually taking specific microbiota, that actually helps them prevent obesity or diabetes,” Snyder says.

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