Almost any food product affects the bacterial composition of the intestine. To such conclusion the international group of researchers led by experts from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands).
The experiment involved 1,000 volunteers. Scientists have tried to correlate the microflora of people with their ordinary diet. It turned out, even minor changes can cause big differences in qualitative and quantitative bacterial composition.
There is a great influence on the microflora of drugs. More than 19 types of drugs, including antibiotics, antidepressants and medicine to normalize blood pressure, can disrupt the intestinal microflora. This tells the online edition of Science.
Scientists to maintain the health of the gastrointestinal tract advise people to eat properly and not to take powerful drugs without medical supervision. The development of beneficial flora promotes the consumption of foods high in fiber.