MICROBIOME: Integrating Quantitative Energetics Determines the Microbiome's Contribution to Energy Balance
The purpose of this study is to collect data to examine how diet impacts the composition and function of the bacteria in your large intestine. This community of bacteria is called the gut microbiome. Recent evidence suggests that these bacteria are important for determining how many of the calories you eat are absorbed. Several studies have shown an association between the bacteria in your large intestine and diseases like obesity and diabetes. This study will improve our understanding of how diet may be able to lead to a healthy gut microbiome.