An increasing amount of research suggests that obesity and Diabetes Mellitus Type  2 (DM2) are caused by genetic as well environmental factors. The most well-known environmental factors are diet and physical exercise. However, in the last 10-15 years it has become clear that the gut microbiota also plays a crucial role in the development as well as maintenance of severe overweight and DM21,2,3. This article will describe the underlying diverse, sometimes very complex, mechanisms. Read more 

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Microbiota, Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes


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