Study finds reduced microbial diversity in guts of wild bears that eat human food

Journal Reference: Sierra J Gillman, Erin A McKenney, Diana J R Lafferty. Human-provisioned foods reduce gut microbiome diversity in American black bears (Ursus americanus). Journal of Mammalogy, 2021; DOI: 10.1093/jmammal/gyab154 “We know a ‘western’ diet can reduce microbial diversity in the guts of humans, mice and other species, which can have an adverse effect on … Read more