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Waste in the gut: bacterial peptidoglycans (PGNs)

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Waste in the gut: bacterial peptidoglycans (PGNs)
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Achieving optimal gastrointestinal functionality is dependent on many factors, including gut bacteria and their host interactions. When peptidoglycan fragments of bacterial cell walls accumulate in the gastrointestinal tract and become intestinal waste, they can decrease gastrointestinal functionality.

Nutrient digestion and absorption are adversely impacted by these cell debris.

The overgrowth of certain intestinal bacteria has been on the rise since antibiotic growth promoters were banned in the EU. This microbial imbalance leads to health problems and decreased nutrient digestibility and absorption.

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