Gut bacteria formation and influencing factors

Yang, Jing; Wu, J.; Li, Yating; Zhang, Y.; Cho, William C.; Ju, Xianghong; Schothorst, Evert M. van; Zheng, Yadong


The gut microbiota plays an important role in human health. In modern life, with the improvement of living conditions, the intake of high-sugar and high-fat diets as well as the large-scale use of antibacterial drugs have an extensive impact on the gut microbiota, even leading to gut microbiota-orchestrating disorders. This review discusses the effects of various factors, including geographic location, age, diet, antibacterial drugs, psychological situation and exercise on gut bacteria, which helps us profoundly to understand the significance of gut bacteria to human health and to find effective solutions to prevent or treat related diseases.