Obesity, T2D May Alter Gut Bacteria

June 24, 2014 4:29 PM

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CHICAGO -- The portfolio of gut bacteria in patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes may look different from that of healthy people, researchers reported here.

In a prospective study comparing bacterial composition, patients with obesity and diabetes had lower proportions of some bacterial types -- Firmicutes, Bifidobacteria, and Clostridium Leptum -- than healthy controls, Yalcin Basaran, MD, of Gulhane Military Medical Academy in Ankara, Turkey, and coll...

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