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Author response: linking lifestyle and microbes
  1. Fergus Shanahan1,
  2. Siobhan F Clarke2,
  3. Eileen F Murphy3,
  4. Orla O'Sullivan2,
  5. Paul Cotter2
  1. 1 Department of Medicine, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
  2. 2 Teagasc Moorepark Food Research Centre, Cork, Ireland
  3. 3 Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Professor Fergus Shanahan, Department of Medicine, University College Cork, Cork University Hospital, Clinical Sciences Building, Cork, Ireland; f.shanahan{at}

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  • Contributors FS wrote this letter and circulated it to the authorship who unanimously concur.

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