Low fiber diet a possible extinction scenario, really ?

Editors Note (Ralph Turchiano) I posted this here, as an example of how a very minor change in dietary behavior can alter a life form epigenetically just as negatively as a biological agent or environmental toxin. As light hearted and non threatening as it appears, the prospect of altering a society permanently through a slight negative behavioral influence is chilling.

We review the recent study ” Diet-induced extinctions in the gut microbiota compound over generations ” . Even though extinction is a fairly dramatic term, I am not so certain it is an inappropriate statement. Scientist here allude to that there is a possibility we are altering our inherent biology within a single generation through poor dietary choices for the worse.
* Diet-induced extinctions in the gut microbiota compound over generations Nature 529, 212–215 (14 January 2016) doi:10.1038/nature16504

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