Gut Bacteria and Type 2 Diabetes

Friday, 26 June 2020 by | Comments: 1
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Gut-Bacteria-and-Type-2-DiabetesAccording to a study, published in Nature Metabolism in March 2020, #gut #bacteria can be linked to the development of type 2 #diabetes, with the authors finding that diabetics have a different bacterial signature in blood, liver and certain abdominal fat deposits to non-diabetics. The research group, based at Université Laval, Canada, examined tissue from 40 obese patients, half of whom had normal blood glucose levels, and half who had type 2 diabetes #T2D. T2D is highly prevalent worldwide and hugely compromises health and life span. With Diabetes UK, having found that one in ten people over the age of 40 in the UK are living with T2D, a figure set to rise over the coming years, this type of research is vital to a better understanding of the condition.

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Gut Bacteria and Motor Neuron Disease

Monday, 05 August 2019 by | Comments: 1
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Gut-Bacteria-and-Motor-Neuron-DiseaseMotor neuron disease (#MND) describes a group of diseases affecting the nerves in the brain and spinal cord that gradually stop messages from reaching the muscles, leading them to weaken, stiffen and waste.  MND is life shortening and there is currently no cure. A new study from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has shown that some species of bacteria may change the pace of the disease.