Gut microbiota - at the intersection of everything?

Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 Jun;14(6):321-322. doi: 10.1038/nrgastro.2017.54. Epub 2017 Apr 26.


Over the past decade, numerous studies have found an association between the gut microbiota composition and many diseases. However, is it reality? Or is the truth hidden in the shadow of several thousand publications a year with inflated expectations in almost any disease?

MeSH terms

  • Chronic Disease*
  • Gastrointestinal Microbiome / physiology*
  • Gastrointestinal Tract / microbiology*
  • Humans
  • Translational Research, Biomedical / trends