Xanthan Gum Digestion by Microbiome

Download the study “Xanthan Gum Digestion by Microbiome” which addresses whether xanthan gum is digestible, how it is processed in the gut, and how it affects human microbes in the gut in industiralized nations.

You may also download the study where it was first published at Mechanistic insights into the consumption of the food additive xanthan gum by the human gut microbiotota.

How Was the Study Funded?

This study was performed in the lab of Eric Martens, Ph.D. at the University of Michigan, led by himself and Matthew Ostrowski, Ph.D. 

They are usually funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). However, this study had a lot of collaborators help put the work together.

“This work was supported by the US National Institutes of Health (DK118024, DK125445 to E.C.M. and UL1TR002240 to M.P.O. and AI124255 to V.B.Y.) and the Research Council of Norway (FRIPRO programme, P.B.P. and S.L.L.R.: 250479; L.H.H.: 302639). The work conducted by the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute, a DOE Office of Science User Facility, was supported under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.”

Who sponsors the National Institute of Health?

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services sponsors the National Institute of Health. Take a look at their budget.

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