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Saturday, July 16, 2016

DM Risk and Microbioma

Gut Microbiome Imbalance Raises Diabetes Risk

The current thinking among scientists about the major contributors to insulin resistanceinvolves excess weight and physical inactivity. Now, new research by an EU funded European-Chinese team of investigators called MetaHit has found that specific imbalances in the gut bacteria can cause insulin resistance, which confers an increased risk of health disorders like type 2 diabetes.
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Senior lead author Professor Oluf Pedersen, Metabolism Center, University of Copenhagen, says:
“We show that specific imbalances in the gut microbiota are essential contributors to insulin resistance, a forerunner state of widespread disorders like type 2 diabetes, hypertension and atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases, which are in epidemic growth.”/.../

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