The role of the gut microbiota in energy metabolism and metabolic disease.

@article{Cani2009TheRO,
  title={The role of the gut microbiota in energy metabolism and metabolic disease.},
  author={Patrice D Cani and Nathalie M. Delzenne},
  journal={Current pharmaceutical design},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 13},
  pages={
          1546-58
        }
}
Obesity is now classically characterized by a cluster of several metabolic disorders, and by a low grade inflammation. The evidence that the gut microbiota composition can be different between healthy and or obese and type 2 diabetic patients has led to the study of this environmental factor as a key link between the pathophysiology of metabolic diseases and the gut microbiota. Several mechanisms are proposed linking events occurring in the colon and the regulation of energy metabolism, such as… 

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