Intestinal Ralstonia pickettii augments glucose intolerance in obesity

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Intestinal Ralstonia pickettii augments glucose intolerance in obesity

ABSTRACT

An altered intestinal microbiota composition has been implicated in the pathogenesis of metabolic disease including obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Low grade inflammation, potentially initiated by the intestinal microbiota, has been suggested to be a driving force in the development of insulin resistance in obesity. Here, we report that bacterial DNA is present in mesenteric adipose tissue of obese but otherwise healthy human subjects.

Read more at: PLOS One

Shanthadevi D. Udayappan, et al. PLOS One. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0181693. November 22, 2017.





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