Metagenomics Health Claim: Are you Rich Enough in your Gut Micro biota?

Muthuswamy Balasubramanyam
2014 Biology and Medicine  
Distinct alterations in the composition of the gut microbiota have been observed in obese individuals, patients with type 2 diabetes and other disease-states associated with obesity. Microbial 'gene richness' revealed by metagenomics studies appears to be a robust indicator of health status. These studies are summarized in this commentary with a prospect on 'clinical metagenomics'.
doi:10.4172/0974-8369.1000220 fatcat:2rvpyw65cvdfbhn25nxy4jbdvi