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Gut Microbiota Transplantation May Prevent Development of Diabetes and Fatty Liver Disease

(Science Daily) [N]ew data … shows the gut microbiota's causal role in the development of diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), independent of obesity. Though an early stage animal model, the French study highlights the possibility of preventing diabetes and NAFLD with gut microbiota transplantation -- the engrafting of new microbiota, usually through administering fecal material from a healthy donor into the colon of a diseased recipient…
Lachnospiraceae was identified as the species most important in developing fatty liver and insulin resistance.
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