Linking Gut Microbiota and Inflammation to Obesity and Insulin Resistance.

@article{Saad2016LinkingGM,
  title={Linking Gut Microbiota and Inflammation to Obesity and Insulin Resistance.},
  author={M{\'a}rio Jos{\'e} Abdalla Saad and A Santos and Patr{\'i}cia Oliveira Prada},
  journal={Physiology},
  year={2016},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={283-93}
}
Obesity and insulin resistance are the major predisposing factors to comorbidities, such as Type 2 diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, and several types of cancer. The prevalence of obesity is still increasing worldwide and now affects a large number of individuals. Here, we review the role of the gut microbiota in the pathophysiology of insulin resistance/obesity. The human intestine is colonized by ∼100 trillion bacteria, which constitute… CONTINUE READING
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