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.
More on Gut microbiome
Fecal Transplant Promising in Colitis
May 25, 2017
Not a home run, but success rates of about 25 percent.
AGA Experts Weigh in on Probiotics
May 24, 2017
Washington Post interviewed Dr. Kaplan and Dr. Kashyap, members of AGA’s Center for Gut Microbiome Research and Education Scientific Advisory Board.
Microbiome Sessions at DDW® 2017
April 30, 2017
AGA Institute Council’s newest section, Microbiome & Microbial Diseases in the Gastrointestinal Tract, is set to host its first year of programming at DDW.