What is this article about?
The importance of ‘gut health’ and ‘microbiota’ has been gaining recent attention in fields such as weight management, nutrition and research. Boulange et al. (2016) explain that the gut microbiota can be thought of as a distinct endocrine organ that has ‘molecular cross-talk’ with the human host. Energy homeostasis and the triggering of the host’s immune system are influenced by this ‘cross-talk’.