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Japanese Guts Are Made For Sushi 309

cremeglace writes "Americans don't have the guts for sushi. At least that's the implication of a new study, which finds that Japanese people harbor enzymes in their intestinal bacteria that help them digest seaweed, enzymes that North Americans lack. What's more, Japanese may have first acquired these enzymes by eating bacteria that thrive on seaweed in the open ocean."

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Japanese Guts Are Made For Sushi

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Enzymes are things invented by biologists that explain things which otherwise require harder thinking. -- Jerome Lettvin

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