GUT MICROBIOTA: Changes in gut microbes and host metabolism: squaring the circle?

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Abstract

Converging studies have shown that the gut microbiota composition and activity possibly contribute to shape host metabolism. A new study deeply analysed metabolic parameters in humans with obesity after short-term antibiotic exposure; the conclusion calls into doubt some direct and simple associations found between the gut microbiota and metabolic disorders

Refers to Reijnders, D. et al. Effects of gut microbiota manipulation by antibiotics on host metabolism in obese humans: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial. Cell Metab.24, 63-74 (2016)

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