News Release

Discrimination and the gut microbiome

Peer-Reviewed Publication

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

A Perspective suggests that the gut microbiome, which is known to be shaped by host environments and known to affect metabolic, immune, and neuroendocrine functions, is an understudied biological pathway through which the health of people who experience discrimination, due to race, sexual identity, gender, or socioeconomic status, may be harmed, and calls for further research on the links between the human gut microbiome and health inequities.


Article #20-17947: "The human gut microbiome and health inequities," by Katherine R. Amato et al.

MEDIA CONTACT: Katherine R. Amato, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; tel: 773-952-0098; email: <>

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