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Impacts of Habitual Diets Intake on Gut Microbial Counts in Healthy Japanese Adults

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Yakult Central Institute, 5-11 Izumi, Kunitachi-shi, Tokyo 186-8650, Japan
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Development Department, Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., 1-10-30 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8660, Japan
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Corporate Planning Office, Yakult Honsha Co., Ltd., 1-10-30 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8660, Japan
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Nutrients 2020, 12(8), 2414; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12082414
Received: 8 July 2020 / Revised: 3 August 2020 / Accepted: 4 August 2020 / Published: 12 August 2020
(This article belongs to the Section Prebiotics and Probiotics)
Although diet is an important factor influencing gut microbiota, there are very few studies regarding that relationship in Japanese people. Here, we analyzed the relationship between habitual dietary intake surveyed by food frequency questionnaire and the quantitative features of gut bacteria by quantitative PCR and next generation sequencer in 354 healthy Japanese adults. The α-diversity of gut microbiota was positively correlated with the intake of mushrooms and beans and negatively correlated with the intake of grains. The β-diversity was significantly associated with the intake of fruits, mushrooms, seaweeds, seafoods, and alcoholic beverages. Multiple linear regression analysis of the relationship between food groups associated with the diversity of gut microbiota and the number of gut bacteria at the genus level found 24 significant associations, including a positive association between alcoholic beverages and the number of Fusobacterium. These results support that habitual dietary intake influenced the diversity of gut microbiota and was strongly associated with the number of specific gut bacteria. These results will help us to understand the complex relationship between habitual diet and gut microbiota of the Japanese. View Full-Text
Keywords: gut microbiota; habitual diets; gut bacterial counts; healthy population; Japanese gut microbiota; habitual diets; gut bacterial counts; healthy population; Japanese
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Sugimoto, T.; Shima, T.; Amamoto, R.; Kaga, C.; Kado, Y.; Watanabe, O.; Shiinoki, J.; Iwazaki, K.; Shigemura, H.; Tsuji, H.; Matsumoto, S. Impacts of Habitual Diets Intake on Gut Microbial Counts in Healthy Japanese Adults. Nutrients 2020, 12, 2414.

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Sugimoto T, Shima T, Amamoto R, Kaga C, Kado Y, Watanabe O, Shiinoki J, Iwazaki K, Shigemura H, Tsuji H, Matsumoto S. Impacts of Habitual Diets Intake on Gut Microbial Counts in Healthy Japanese Adults. Nutrients. 2020; 12(8):2414.

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Sugimoto, Takuya; Shima, Tatsuichiro; Amamoto, Ryuta; Kaga, Chiaki; Kado, Yukiko; Watanabe, Osamu; Shiinoki, Junko; Iwazaki, Kaoru; Shigemura, Hiroko; Tsuji, Hirokazu; Matsumoto, Satoshi. 2020. "Impacts of Habitual Diets Intake on Gut Microbial Counts in Healthy Japanese Adults" Nutrients 12, no. 8: 2414.

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