High intake of vegetables is linked to lower white blood cell profile and the effect is mediated by the gut microbiome

Menni C, Louca P, Berry SE, Vijay A, Astbury S, Leeming ER, Gibson R, Asnicar F, Piccinno G, Wolf J, Davies R, Mangino M, Segata N, Spector TD, Valdes AM.
BMC Med. 2021 Feb 11;19(1):37. doi: 10.1186/s12916-021-01913-w. PMID: 33568158 Free PMC article.
We then investigated whether the gut microbiome mediates part of the benefits of vegetable intake on lymphocyte counts. RESULTS: Higher levels of white blood cells, lymphocytes and basophils were all significantly correlated with lower habitual inta