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Dangers to the Microbiome



Why is the Microbiome endangered?

The advent of industrialized lifestyles in the twentieth century gave rise to a broad range of previously rare or even unknown diseases that are now seen in rapidly growing numbers. Researchers link these so-called environmental conditions like obesity, chronic inflammation, cancer or neurodegeneration to changes in microbiome composition. If an altered microbiome is a cause of modern disease that can be also defined as microbe deficit disorders – which factors are responsible for those changes to the microbial communities in our bodies and what can be done to counter these threats? In short: Why is the microbiome endangered?