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Stability of gut enterotypes in Korean monozygotic twins and their association with biomarkers and diet

Body Composition Assessment
Lim MY et al.
Used Parameters : BW

Publication Year : 2014

Country : Korea

Journal : Scientific Reports

Studies on the human gut microbiota have suggested that human individuals could be categorized into enterotypes based on the compositions of their gut microbial communities. Here, we report that the gut microbiota of healthy Koreans are clustered into two enterotypes, dominated by either Bacteroides (enterotype 1) or Prevotella (enterotype 2). More than 72% of the paired fecal samples from monozygotic twin pairs were assigned to the same enterotype. Our longitudinal analysis of these twins indicated that more than 80 …
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