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Kidney transplant: is pre-operative dysbiosis a risk factor for diabetes?

Patients affected by kidney failure who develop diabetes following a transplant may have been suffering from a pre-operative gut dysbiosis, the precise details of which have not yet been determined.   Patients affected by kidney failure often suffer from severe metabolic disorders. Diabet...

Metformin and gut microbiota: a complex relationship

Recent studies suggest that metformin’s therapeutic effects could be partly related to its interaction with the gut microbiota. The same could also be true of its gastrointestinal adverse effects.   Gastrointestinal adverse events (GIAEs) are frequently reported in patients with type 2 di...

The oral microbiota as a biomarker for metabolic syndrome

The definition of metabolic syndrome does not always meet with general agreement, but its association with low-grade inflammation, its cardiovascular consequences and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus are real. Korean researchers have tried to determine whether the oral microbiota might contain b...
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Nutritional modulation

The composition of intestinal microbiota depends on what food is ingested and has consequences on overall metabolism. Intestinal microbiota starts developing at birth, and its composition is influenced by what we eat. Food intake can therefore play a role – good or bad – in the modulation of inte...

Metabolic syndrome

The presence of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors, like elevated glycemia and cholesterol, hypertension, … is influenced by the composition of the intestinal microbiota.
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