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  • noun Plural form of enterotype.


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  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory in Heidelberg, Germany, found no link between what they call enterotypes and the ethnic background of the European, American and Japanese subjects they studied.

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  • Doctors might be able to tailor diets or drug prescriptions to suit people's enterotypes, for example.

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  • They found that the gut bacteria were largely from two distinct groups or enterotypes -- one called Bacteroides that preferred a typical Western diet rich in meat and fat, and another called Prevotella that preferred a high-carbohydrate diet.

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  • The researchers have named the microbial communities - or enterotypes - after the species of bacteria that is most numerous in each case: Bacteroides, Prevotella and Ruminococcus.

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  • The discovery of enterotypes follows on years of work mapping the diversity of microbes in the human body

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  • The discovery of enterotypes could someday lead to medical applications of its own, but they would be far down the road.

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  • Researchers will need to search for enterotypes in people from African, Chinese and other ethnic origins.

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  • And, as Dr. Bork and his colleagues reported on Wednesday in the journal Nature, each of the three enterotypes was composed of a different balance of species.

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  • Or, he speculated, doctors might be able to use enterotypes to find alternatives to antibiotics, which are becoming increasingly ineffective.

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  • Whatever the cause of different enterotypes, they may end up having discrete effects on people's health.

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