James Lewis, Gut Microbe Study

James Lewis, Gut Microbe Study

LDI Senior Fellow James Lewis, MD, is co-principal investigator on the "gut microbe" study that has generated news stories across the country. Lewis, a Professor of Medicine in the Gastroenterology Division of the Perelman School of Medicine, was a member of the team that found an association between dietary patterns and bacteria in the human gut. One finding was that the mix of gut bacteria changes in different ways within 24 hours of starting a high fat/low fiber diet or a low fat/high fiber diet. The findings were published in Science Express, and may have implications for exploring the relationship between diet and therapies for gastrointestinal disorders.