OUR RESULTS SO FAR

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Here are some of our preliminary findings:

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The American Gut project has many more samples representing more groups of people than other studies, such as the Human Microbiome Project, Global Gut, or Personal Genome Project.

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The microbiome changes as we grow! As you get older, your gut microbiome becomes more diverse.

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Antibiotic usage also affects our microbiomes, by reducing diversity and thereby creating a less healthy gut environment.

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The more different types of plants a person eats, the higher their gut microbiome diversity.

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Alcohol consumption also affects microbiome diversity-those who had at least one drink per week had a more diverse microbiome than those who abstained from alcohol.