The intestinal microbiota interacts with the diet and has important roles in maintaining human health, including modulation of the immune system. The ELDERMET project has examined whether fecal microbiota profiles from older Irish adults correlate with health, dietary, and/or lifestyle factors. This information will provide the Irish Food Industry and Medical Community with essential knowledge of the bacterial composition of older adults across a range of health states. It will provide the evidence base upon which strategies for the positive modulation of the microbiota in support of health aging may be realized.
KeywordsFunctional Food Ribosomal Database Project Microbiota Composition Fecal Microbiota Human Microbiome Project
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