Obesity and the human microbiome

  title={Obesity and the human microbiome},
  author={R. Ley},
  journal={Current Opinion in Gastroenterology},
  • R. Ley
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
  • Purpose of review Obesity was once rare, but the last few decades have seen a rapid expansion of the proportion of obese individuals worldwide. Recent work has shown obesity to be associated with a shift in the representation of the dominant phyla of bacteria in the gut, both in humans and animal models. This review summarizes the latest research into the association between microbial ecology and host adiposity, and the mechanisms by which microbes in the gut may mediate host metabolism in the… CONTINUE READING
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