Il microbiota: specificità dei paesi in via di sviluppo

The gut microbiota: peculiarity in developing countries

Monica Di Paola1 Paolo Lionetti2

1Dip. di Biologia Università di Firenze, via Madonna del Piano, 6 Sesto Fiorentino (Firenze) 2Dip. Neuroscienze, Psicologia, Area del Farmaco e Salute del Bambino (NEUROFARBA), AOU Meyer, via G. Pieraccini, 24 Firenze

Rapid urbanization, changes of dietary habits and sanitation
are causing progressive alteration of the human gut
microbiota. Ancestral microbiota is at risk of being
eliminated. Traditional populations from rural Burkina Faso,
living in isolation from the globalized world, can explain the
evolutionary processes of the gut microbiota and the
development of non-communicable disease in Western
world.

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