Mango and the microbiota: Potential role of this superfruit in maintaining gut health

(Wild Hive) Research published in the Journal of Nutrition has for the first time, documented the potential effects of mango consumption on gut microbiota of mice. When samples were compared from the beginning to the end of the study period, mango supplementation was found to prevent the loss of beneficial gut bacteria often induced by a high-fat diet. This is an important finding as specific bacteria in the intestinal tract may play a role in obesity and obesity-related complications, such as type 2 diabetes.
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