Webinar by Professor Bäckhed about the influence of the gut microbiota in type 2 diabetes
During a webinar, arranged and recorded by Mercodia, Professor Bäckhed discussed the influence of the gut microbiota in type 2 diabetes.
The microbial ecosystem, microbiota, of the human gut consists of trillions of bacteria and recent data have demonstrated that an altered gut microbiota can be associated with a number of diseases, ranging from obesity and inflammatory diseases to behavioral abnormalities. Here, a study where the microbiota of individuals with prediabetes and screen-detected type 2 diabetes was assessed is presented. There is extensive microbiota-host cross talk that generates signals to extraintestinal organs and it is becoming more evident that a miss-configured microbiota may produce signals that contribute to metabolic diseases . Exploring how microbially produced metabolites contribute to disease may provide foundations for novel treatment strategies based on the microbiota.