Gut microbiota controls adipose tissue expansion, gut barrier and glucose metabolism: novel insights into molecular targets and interventions using prebiotics.

@article{Geurts2014GutMC,
  title={Gut microbiota controls adipose tissue expansion, gut barrier and glucose metabolism: novel insights into molecular targets and interventions using prebiotics.},
  author={Lucie Geurts and Audrey M. Neyrinck and N. M. Delzenne and Claude Knauf and Patrice D Cani},
  journal={Beneficial microbes},
  year={2014},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={
          3-17
        }
}
Crosstalk between organs is crucial for controlling numerous homeostatic systems (e.g. energy balance, glucose metabolism and immunity). Several pathological conditions, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, are characterised by a loss of or excessive inter-organ communication that contributes to the development of disease. Recently, we and others have identified several mechanisms linking the gut microbiota with the development of obesity and associated disorders (e.g. insulin resistance, type… 

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