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Article title: Distal colonic transit is linked to gut microbiota diversity and microbial fermentation in humans with slow colonic transit

Authors: Mattea Müller, Gerben D.A. Hermes, Emanuel E. Canfora, Hauke Smidt, Ad A.M. Masclee, Erwin G. Zoetendal, Ellen E. Blaak

From the authors: “This study puts the importance of the (distal) colonic site in microbiota ecology forward, which should be considered in future therapeutic studies targeting, for instance, [short-chain fatty acid] production to improve metabolic health.” 

This study is highlighted as one of February's "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.

Journal Link: American Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology