Emerging research on the gut microbiome and bone health
A review article discussing the potential role of gut microbiome in bone health, where microbial fermentation of prebiotic fibers in the gut produces short chain fatty acids, which in turn positively supports calcium absorption in humans.
The complex interactions between the diet, gut microbiome, and host characteristics that provide a functional benefit to the host are an area of great interest and current exploration in the nutrition and health science community.
Link to Publication: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07315724.2016.1257961
Wallace TC, et al. New frontiers in fibers: Innovative and emerging research on the gut microbiome and bone health. J Am Coll Nutr. 2017; doi:10.1080/07315724.2016.1257961.