Nutrition, the gut microbiome and the metabolic syndrome.

  title={Nutrition, the gut microbiome and the metabolic syndrome.},
  author={Petia Kovatcheva-Datchary and Tulika Arora},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={27 1},
Metabolic syndrome is a lifestyle disease, determined by the interplay of genetic and environmental factors. Obesity is a significant risk factor for development of the metabolic syndrome, and the prevalence of obesity is increasing due to changes in lifestyle and diet. Recently, the gut microbiota has emerged as an important contributor to the development… CONTINUE READING