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ea0035s12.3 | Gut microbiota in diabetes and obesity | ECE2014

Functional interactions between diet, microbiota and host: effects on intestinal architecture and host nutrient absorption

Greiner Thomas

The human gut is home to a vast number of bacteria, the microbiota, whose genomes complement our own set of genes. The gut microbiota functions at the intersection between host genotype and diet to modulate host physiology and metabolism, and recent data have revealed that an altered gut microbiota can contribute to obesity. The gut microbiota affects host physiology and metabolism by several mechanisms including increased energy harvest from the diet, modulation of lipid meta...