Smartphone app tracks how gut bacteria affect health, Study

July 26, 2014 12:38 PM

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Smartphone app tracks how gut bacteria affect health, Study

For anyone who’s ever wondered whether microbes living within the digestive system live parallel lives to their human hosts, the answer is yes — and we know this because of smartphones.

Two study participants used smartphone apps every day for a year to meticulously record diet, exercise, bowel movements, and mood. They also submitted saliva and stool samples on a regular basis to allow analysis of how a person’s microbiota, the assortment of bacteria living within the body, adjust...

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