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What comes next in Week 3

Understand the role of human microbiome in human health and see how food can really make a difference in preventing some diseases.

You’ll enter this week, The Journey of Healthy to Unhealthy, by discussing the intimate contact gut microbiome has with the intestinal cells and how microbiome composition is very well connected to some human diseases.

It will be interesting to understand how food can actually be responsible to shift microbial population and eventually result in health problems.

You’ll then have the opportunity to say goodbye to fellow learners on the course and share with us what you’ve learned throughout.

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