- Critical reference explains strategies of microbiome research in humans
- Summarizes the microbiome’s effects on immunity, metabolism, genetics and psychology
- Evaluates medical and nutritional therapies for modifying the microbiome
- For healthcare researchers, nutritionists, microbiologists, and medical professionals
Written by a team of leading scientists, this book offers a concise technical reference covering human microbiome research and its ramifications for medicine and nutrition. The initial chapters furnish a scientific explanation of the microbiome in general and its ecology. The book then provides a detailed investigation of microbial populations as these pertain to physiology, metabolism and immunology. The final portions are devoted to exploration of the microbiome’s effects on chronic and autoimmune diseases and include assessments of clinical therapies and nutritional interventions designed to alter the microbiome to mitigate chronic health conditions.