Nutrition and Fitness
BALTIMORE — Postprandial glucose responses to specific foods vary from person to person depending on the makeup of his or her gut microbiome, underscoring a need for personalized nutrition to help better manage diabetes, according to a speaker here.
Humans carry within them thousands of different species of bacteria, mostly located inside the large intestine, with each species holding thousands of different genes, Eran Segal, PhD, professor in the department of computer science and applied mathematics at the Weizmann Institute of Science, said during a presentation at the American Association of Diabetes Educators annual meeting.
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