Gut microbes

N&H TOPLINE: Nitrogen identified as key driver for gut health

Scientists one step closer to understanding link between different diet strategies and gut health. Also: Algal feed ingredients approved for livestock in Canada.

Scientists are one step closer to understanding the link between different diet strategies and gut health, with new research presenting the first general principles for how diet affects the microbiota.

Researchers from the University of Sydney in Australia have found that the availability of intestinal nitrogen to microbes in the gut plays a key role in regulating interactions between gut microbes and their host animal. The study is published recently in Cell Metabolism and w

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