Ahmet Akçakaya1, Funda İfakat Tengiz2

1Izmir Katip Çelebi University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
2Department of Medical Education, Izmir Katip Çelebi University Faculty of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey

Keywords: Diet, microbiota, prebiotic


The human gut microbiota is a structure that consists of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa. Gut microbiota plays a role in many biochemical events. For this reason, it is called a metabolic organ and contains more than 1000 microorganisms. Microbiota is closely related to diet and microbiota structure varies from person to person due to differences in diet. Microbiota is also affected by various factors such as breastfeeding, method of birth, the condition of the mother's intestinal microbiota, and environmental factors. This study aims to demonstrate the structure and development of microbiota and its association with diet and nutrients.

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