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Could we soon predict our risk of obesity with a simple urine test?

It may be possible to predict our risk of obesity or diabetes from the urinary metabolites in our intestinal microbiota, which could eventually lead to individually tailored diets.   Not everyone reacts the same when they go on a diet. Obesity and diabetes, which are strongly linked to in...
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Diabetes changes the cutaneous microbiota, making healing more difficult

Compared to the general population, the skin of diabetic patients harbors a less rich cutaneous microbiota, which is likely to prevent chronic wounds from healing.   Diabetes, a real healthcare crisis, is characterized by elevated blood sugar, due to the insufficient production of insulin...
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Focus on the intestinal microbiota of individuals with prediabetes

Prediabetes is characterized by a higher than normal blood sugar level, which is however lower than that of diabetic patients. It is the phase which often heralds a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, a disease recognized as being associated with an imbalanced intestinal flora. Danish researchers studied ...
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Diet and health: the role of the intestinal microbiota in metabolic diseases

Recent publications underline the connection between the intestinal microbiota and diet and certain diseases like diabetes (types 1 and 2); they also hint at potential therapeutic benefits based on the use of probiotics and prebiotics.   For example, we are told that the positive effects ...
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