STANDARD AMERICAN DIET (“SAD”) IS HARMING IMMIGRANT HEALTH
GASTROENTEROLOGY NERD ALERT: STANDARD AMERICAN DIET (“SAD”) IS HARMING IMMIGRANT HEALTH
Check out this fascinating article on the impact that the Western diet is having on immigrant populations:
“A recent study by researchers from the University of Minnesota provides evidence that the gut bacteria—or “microbiome”—of Asian populations, specifically Hmong and Karen communities, is radically altered for the worse upon migrating to the United States. They speculate with these findings that other immigrant populations in the U.S. are also suffering from similar disruptions to the microbiome.
Poor gut health is associated with higher risk for chronic disease and obesity. Individuals who have a more diverse microbiome are at lower risk for obesity, diabetes and many chronic diseases.
However, findings from our own research on Mexican and Central American immigration, food insecurity and food systems in the U.S. and Mexico tell a larger story.”
As mentioned many times before on our blog and social media posts, there is SO MUCH to learn about the gut microbiome’s influence on our health – from weight management, to depression/anxiety, to gut symptoms and colon cancer risks. I eagerly anticipate learning all that science will have to offer on this topic in the decades to come.
Please call 224.407.4400 or visit compgihealth.com schedule an appointment. We are eager to share all we know about the impact the gut microbiome may have on your health and wellness, as well as all of the nutritional changes you can make to optimize your gut flora. CONSULTATIONS WITH OUR DIETITIAN ARE ROUTINELY COVERED BY STANDARD HEALTH INSURANCE – take advantage of the opportunity!
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