You Need to Make a Personal Poop Bank, Scientists Say

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Stock up on the Metamucil, folks. Scientists say you need to start saving your poop.

A team of researchers at ​​Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital published an opinion article in the journal Trends in Molecular Medicine today sounding the alarm on a trend in how human gut microbiomes (microorganisms in your digestive tract like bacteria) have changed in the past decades. These changes have been connected to an increase in digestive system disease, allergies, and even type 2 diabetes.

So, to combat these ailments, the authors suggest that people need to start personal poop banks. That’s right: poop banks.

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