Gut microbe levels are linked to type 2 diabetes and obesity

People with Type 2 diabetes or obesity have changes in the
composition of their intestinal micro-organisms—called the gut
microbiota—that healthy people do not have, researchers from Turkey have
found. They presented the results Sunday at the joint meeting of the
International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society:
ICE/ENDO 2014 in Chicago.
The study lends support to other recent reports that have found an association between specific bacterial species in the human digestive system and obesity and diabetes, according to
lead investigator Yalcin Basaran, MD, an endocrinologist from Gulhane
Military Medical Academy School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.

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