The idea of a universal diet for everyone is beginning to be considered as a simplistic approach, as it does not take into account each person’s unique nature in relation to a range of dimensions, including metabolism and microbiome. That is why the scientific community has suggested moving from a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to diet to an integrated personalized treatment approach.

A few years ago, Eran Segal and colleagues at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel showed that our gut microbiome was a key determinant in predicting glycemic responses in participants without diabetes.

Could our gut microbiome also play a role in our unique response to exercise? A small study from researchers at the University of Hong Kong in China, the Hans Knoll Institute in Germany and Guangdong Pharmaceutical University in China reveals gut microbiome inhabitants and their metabolites may help predict the metabolic benefits of exercise in subjects with prediabetes.


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