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New Popcorn Promotes Growth of Beneficial Bacteria

Research shows naturally occurring genetic variation in popcorn and other plants we eat impacts our health

Lincoln — Each of us walks around with trillions of microbes living in our gut. In past decades, scientists have started to understand how the properties of our personal microbiome impact our health.

But the question of how to safely, effectively, and scalably influence our gut microbiomes has remained challenging. Today an article published by scientists from the Nebraska Food for Health Center explores a solution: naturally occurring genetic variation in the plants we already eat.

The study, published today in the leading journal Frontiers in Microbiology, focuses on popcorn. Corn is b...

 

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