Diet Swap

By swapping diets, rural South Africans and African Americans altered their gut bacteria and risk of developing colon cancer, researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and elsewhere report in Nature Communications.

For two weeks, 20 South Africans ate high-fat, low-fiber Western-style diet, while 20 African Americans in Pittsburgh ate a high-fiber, low-fat African-style diet.

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