Vegan diet affects profile of gut bacteria, study says

01/10/2012 | NutraIngredients

The fiber content of a vegetarian or vegan diet can affect the makeup of gut microflora and lead to lower levels of harmful bacteria such as E. coli, according to a study by researchers at University Hospital in Tubingen, Germany. The report in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition said that women who stick to a strict vegan diet benefit more than men.

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