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Eating seaweed may have conferred special digestive powers

Gut microbes found among Japanese can break down compound in nori

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3:13pm, April 7, 2010

Eating seaweed appears to give some Japanese people digestive superpowers.

A paper in the April 8 Nature reports the discovery that bacteria in the guts of some Japanese people can break down porphyran, a compou

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