It’s been established that the gut microbiome can play a role in everything from obesity and diabetes to anxiety and depression. But how long does it take for gut microbiota to change? A recent study attempted to answer that question.
For the study, researchers looked at the gut microbiota of 60 healthy people before and after they participated in a 26-week weight loss program. They found that the composition of gut microbiota changed within two weeks of starting the weight loss program. In particular, there was an increase in the number of bacteria associated with weight loss and a decrease in the number of bacteria associated with weight gain.
These findings suggest that it doesn’t take long for gut microbiota to adapt to changes in diet and lifestyle. So if you’re looking to make some changes to your gut microbiome, don’t be discouraged – you may see results sooner than you think!