2017-05-31 15:49:30 UTC

May 31, 2017

CMGH study may have opened a new field of investigation in metabolic function and type 2 diabetes.

In humans, developing metabolic disease — particularly type 2 diabetes — is correlated with having bacteria that penetrate the mucus lining of the colon, according to a new study published in AGA’s journal Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology (CMGH).

The study, led by Drs. Benoit Chassaing and Andrew Gewirtz at Georgia State University, provides insight on how people develop insulin resistance-associated dysglycemia (abnormal blood glucose levels). The researchers are now conducting follow-up studies to determine the identity of the bacteria that are invading the colon lining and are exploring remedies to prevent such bacteria encroachment.

For more on this CMGH research, read the announcement from Georgia State University or access the full study on the CMGH website.

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