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Have Causal Claims About the Gut Microbiome Been Over-Hyped?

A new interesting article has been published in Bioessays. 2018 Dec;40(12):e1800178. doi: 10.1002/bies.201800178. Epub 2018 Oct 29. and titled:

Have Causal Claims About the Gut Microbiome Been Over-Hyped?

Authors of this article are:

Bourrat P.

A summary of the article is shown below:

Microbiome research attributes to whole microbiomes a causal role in the occurrence of different health outcomes. I argue, following some distinctions about causal relationships and explanations made within a philosophical account of causation, the “interventionist account,” that such claims need more scrutiny.

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