Impact of smoking cessation, coffee and bread consumption on the intestinal microbial composition among Saudis: A cross-sectional study

Steve Harakeh, Ghada Ajabnoor, Sulaiman Alfadul, Suhad Bahijri, Turki Al Amri, Dipankar Bachar, Timokratis Karamitros, Suha Farraj, Emmanouil Angelakis, Ahmed Al-Hejin, Raoult Didier, Ahmed Mirza, Esam Azhar & Abdalla Ahmed
The gut microbiota is often affected by the dietary and lifestyle habits of the host, resulting in a better efficacy that favors energy harvesting from the consumed food. Our objective was to characterize the composition of gut microbiota in adult Saudis and investigate possible association with lifestyle and dietary practices. Feces from 104 Saudi volunteers (48% males) were tested for microbiota by sequencing the V3-V4 region of bacterial 16S ribosomal RNA (rRNA). For all participants,...
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