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This study was supported by Contract Nos. AG-3A94-P-11-0081, FS-11-DC-01, and CNPP/IOM-11-01 (U.S. Department of Agriculture), N01-OD-4-2139 (National Institutes of Health), and HHSF22301020T (Food and Drug Administration) with the National Academy of Sciences. Additional support came from Abbott Laboratories, Cargill, Coca-Cola Company, ConAgra Foods, General Mills, Kellogg Company, Kraft Foods, Mars, McDonald’s, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Monsanto, Nestlé Nutrition, and PepsiCo. The views expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.
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Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2013. The human microbiome, diet, and health: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.