A new study shows that the prebiotic inulin improves vascular function in an animal model of cardiovascular disease. A key mechanism for how dietary gut microbiota modulation regulates host physiology through the activities of host-microbiota co-metabolic signalling via bile acids and glucagon-like peptide 1 is also explained.
Refers to Catry, E. et al. Targeting the gut microbiota with inulin-type fructans: preclinical demonstration of a novel approach in the management of endothelial dysfunction. Guthttp://dx.doi.org/10.1136/gutjnl-2016–313316 (2017)