Study human microbiome

Sanofi Microbiota Summit

Kenneth Bide (left), General Manager Sanofi Consumer Health, E. A hub, Dr. Thomas Ngwiri , Chairman of the Kenya Pediatrics Association (KPA) and Professor Francesco Franchesci, Associate Professor Internal Medicine, Catholic University of Rome, Italy during the Sanofi Microbiota Summit held in Nairobi.

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What you need to know:

  • Diet rich in fibre has nutrients that keep the microbiota alive.
  • Eating fibre-deficient foods for long may distort the microbiota architecture and promote growth of bacteria linked to tumour growth.

Human microbiome, the study of the structure, composition and distribution of human body microorganisms, is a new field in biomedicine. Organs and systems of special study on how the microbiome influences human disease etilogy, treatment and prognosis include the gut, reproductive system, skin and placenta.

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