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Does Geographical Variation Confound the Relationship between Host Factors and the Human Gut Microbiota: A Population-Based Study in China

Citation

Sun, Shan; Wang, Huijun; Tsilimigras, Matthew C. B.; Howard, Annie Green; Sha, Wei; Zhang, Jiguo; Su, Chang; Wang, Zhihong; Du, Shufa; & Sioda, Michael, et al. (Forthcoming). Does Geographical Variation Confound the Relationship between Host Factors and the Human Gut Microbiota: A Population-Based Study in China. BMJ Open. PMCID: PMC Journal - In Process

Abstract

Objective: The human gut microbiota plays important roles in human health but is also known to be highly diverse between populations from different regions. Yet most studies inadequately account for this regional diversity in their analyses. This study examines the extent to which geographical variation can act as a confounding variable for studies that associate the microbiota with human phenotypic variation.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038163

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

BMJ Open

Author(s)

Sun, Shan
Wang, Huijun
Tsilimigras, Matthew C. B.
Howard, Annie Green
Sha, Wei
Zhang, Jiguo
Su, Chang
Wang, Zhihong
Du, Shufa
Sioda, Michael
Fouladi, Farnaz
Fodor, Anthony A.
Gordon-Larsen, Penny
Zhang, Bing

Year Published

Forthcoming

PMCID

PMC Journal - In Process

Reference ID

13304