Oak valley middle schoolClass of 2028San Diego, California
- "Is my community aware of probiotics and their benefits to the gut microbiome and overall human health and wellbeing?" with mentor Rachel (July 10, 2023)
Is my community aware of probiotics and their benefits to the gut microbiome and overall human health and wellbeing?
Started Oct. 13, 2022
Abstract or project description
This project is important to do because today, the western diet is becoming more and more popular. This diet is correlated with dysbiosis in the gut microbiome as well as many common diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Probiotics can help reverse this process and bring the gut microbiome to a more healthy state. However, not many people are aware that there are such benefits, or they unknowingly consume these. My project is a survey that I will send out to my community to answer the following questions: How many people are aware that they consume probiotics? Do people know that probiotics can be beneficial to their gut health? Do people know they have a gut microbiome?