Neanderthals' Gut Microbiota Found In Modern Humans Improves Health: Study
In a surprising revelation, Italy's Bologna University researchers suggested that a gut microbiota once found in Neanderthals' intestine is still prevalent in present humans. Interestingly, Neanderthals had evolved into Homo Sapiens 7,00,000-year ago. The researchers compared the modern human gut microbiota to Neanderthals' DNA extracted from their 50,000-year-old fecal samples to find similarities. However, the scientists stated these healthy ancestral bacteria, crucial for metabolic and immune health, are depleting due to unhealthy lifestyle.