Diet, Microbiome and Health: Past, Present and Future

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1. The human gut microbiome is the collective genome of all the microbes (microbiota) in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

 a. True
 b. False

Question 1 of 10

2. Potential positive effects of the microbes in the GI tract include (but aren't limited to) assisting in harvesting certain nutrients, producing certain vitamins, and assisting the development of a mature immune system.

 a. True
 b. False

Question 2 of 10

3. In humans, the amount and variety of the gut microbiome is generally the same over the whole lifespan.

 a. True
 b. False

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4. Individual diet has little effect on the diversity of an individual's gut microbiome.

 a. True
 b. False

Question 4 of 10

5. Probiotics are foods or dietary supplements that contain live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, have been shown to provide a health benefit for the individual who consumes them. If the microorganisms are not alive, they are not true probiotics.

 a. True
 b. False

Question 5 of 10

6. Although there are many probiotic foods and supplements on the market, research evidence to date about health benefits in humans is inconclusive, though promising.

 a. True
 b. False

Question 6 of 10

7. Research shows that the content on an individual's diet does not affect the amount and diversity of microbes in the GI tract.

 a. True
 b. False

Question 7 of 10

8. To date, research in animals has suggested a relatively strong relationship between the individual gut microbiome and obesity; however, research on such a potential link in humans remains inconclusive.

 a. True
 b. False

Question 8 of 10

9. The composition and variety of an individual's gut microbiome has not yet been shown to be one factor in an individual's post-meal blood glucose response.

 a. True
 b. False

Question 9 of 10

10. Overall, the webinar presented research that indicates that the gut microbiome is integral to human physiology and plays a role in the maintenance of health and development of disease.

 a. True
 b. False

Question 10 of 10