A new study reveals smokers have lower levels of Baceroids in their microbiome. In contrast, the levels of Bacteriods were the same level in vapers as in non-smokers. Decreased Bacteriod levels are associated with obesity and Chron's disease.
A new study in Biological Psychiatry reports a toddler's cognitive development may be predicted by the types of microbes colonizing the gut when they are a year old. Researchers found infants with high levels of Bacteriodes had better scores in cognitive tests at age 2 than those with lower levels of the bacterial genus.