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Like a lot of things, women’s gut microbiomes appear to mature earlier than men’s

The human gut microbiome is a complex microbial ecosystem that plays an important role in our health. For example, these microbes—bacteria, viruses, fungi—help regulate metabolism, fend off infections, produce essential vitamins and break down dietary fiber. They may also be biomarkers of health and disease. A recent study by researchers at University of California San