Gut microbe may help reduce type 2 diabetes risk

05/16/2013 | Medical News Today

Belgian researchers have found that the intestinal microbe Akkermansia muciniphila can help produce mucus that protects the lining of the gut, thereby reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders associated with obesity. The microbe also increased levels of molecules that control insulin sensitivity, inflammation and fat and energy metabolism. The study was published in PNAS.

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