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The intestinal microbiota involved in metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome refers to a group of risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, stroke, and diabetes: an elevated waist measurement, hypertriglyceridemia, low HDL cholesterol,  increased blood pressure and fasting blood glucose. Changes in the intestinal microbiota have previously been associ...
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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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