The value of studying the microbiota
Unlike genetics, whose variation over a lifetime is practically nil, the microbiota evolves and changes constantly. Therefore, the results of this report will also differ depending on when it is carried out. This does not detract one iota from its value. In fact, it makes perfect sense to carry out a microbiota test periodically to check the evolution of certain aspects of our health and to confirm the impact of our changes in habits, in the same way that we do blood tests or other diagnostic tests.
In addition, advances in scientific research can change the results over time. New bacteria and correlations with different aspects of health are continually being discovered, which can change the results and conclusions of studies. At 24Genetics we make a great effort to apply new and consolidated scientific findings to our reports.