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The Resource Follow your gut : the enormous impact of tiny microbes, Rob Knight with Brendan Buhler

Follow your gut : the enormous impact of tiny microbes, Rob Knight with Brendan Buhler

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Follow your gut : the enormous impact of tiny microbes
Title
Follow your gut
Title remainder
the enormous impact of tiny microbes
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Rob Knight with Brendan Buhler
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Language
eng
Summary
We study the brain with painstaking detail. But we largely ignore what might prove to be the most important part of our body: the trillions of microbes that live inside us, especially in our gut. Increasingly, it looks like the harmless bacteria we each have - or lack - may hold the key to our most vexing health issues, including obesity, allergies, asthma and digestive problems. The makeup of this internal ecosystem varies wildly from person to person. Different people - even those in the same ethnic group, geographic region and immediate family - may have up to a 90% difference in the contents of our gut. (Compare this with our DNA, where all humans, worldwide, are 99.99% the same.) Evidence shows that small changes in the microbes present (altered by antibiotics, diet, geographic region, and so on) may affect weight, likelihood of disease and even psychological factors like risk-taking behaviour. Knight and Buhler explore the previously unseen world inside our bodies, in dynamic, accessible prose geared towards a general audience. With a practical eye towards deeper knowledge and better decisions, the book includes a detailed tour of our "micro-biome" as well as an exploration of the known effects of antibiotics, probiotics, diet choices, birth method, and access to livestock on our children's lifelong health
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Knight, Rob
Dewey number
612.32
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Buhler, Brendan
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  • Intestines
  • Intestines
Target audience
adult
Label
Follow your gut : the enormous impact of tiny microbes, Rob Knight with Brendan Buhler
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Includes bibliographic references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053988268
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
114 pages
Isbn
9781471138904
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)896853936
Label
Follow your gut : the enormous impact of tiny microbes, Rob Knight with Brendan Buhler
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000053988268
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
114 pages
Isbn
9781471138904
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)896853936

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