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Lower Circulating Branched-Chain Amino Acid Concentrations Among Vegetarians are Associated with Changes in Gut Microbial Composition and Function.

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Summary of "Lower Circulating Branched-Chain Amino Acid Concentrations Among Vegetarians are Associated with Changes in Gut Microbial Composition and Function."

Vegetarian diets confer health benefits to many cardiometabolic diseases, while whether and how gut microbiota in vegetarians contributes to host metabolism remains unclear. Thus, we aimed to explore the possible links between the gut microbiota and circulating gut microbiota-host co-metabolites among vegetarians and omnivores.

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Name: Molecular nutrition & food research
ISSN: 1613-4133
Pages: e1900612

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