Trio Of Recent Studies Uncover Truths About The Gut Microbiome and T2DM
Apr 21, 2020
Editor: Steve Freed, R.PH., CDE
Author: Mit Suthar, PharmD. Candidate, LECOM School of Pharmacy
Researchers have shown increasing interest in examining the role of intestinal flora in various health outcomes. The studies highlighted here investigate how gut bacteria influence the development of T2DM.
The first is a metastudy of the most reliable microbiome literature, which looks at associations of different bacterial genera and T2DM. The second study presents evidence that bacterial translocation across the intestinal barrier may contribute to the development of T2DM. The third study looked for bacterial metabolites that can act as biomarkers for either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. As a result, they may have discovered a potential new treatment for T2DM....
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