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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17(8), 1225;

The Metabolic Role of Gut Microbiota in the Development of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Cardiovascular Disease

Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, Gastroenterology Unit, Federico II University of Naples, 80131 Napoli, Italy
Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology Area, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli, Catholic University of Rome, 00168 Rome, Italy
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Academic Editor: Johannes Haybaeck
Received: 7 June 2016 / Revised: 12 July 2016 / Accepted: 14 July 2016 / Published: 29 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Collection Molecular Mechanisms of Human Liver Diseases)
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The prevalence of metabolic disorders, such as type 2 diabetes (T2D), obesity, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which are common risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), has dramatically increased worldwide over the last decades. Although dietary habit is the main etiologic factor, there is an imperfect correlation between dietary habits and the development of metabolic disease. Recently, research has focused on the role of the microbiome in the development of these disorders. Indeed, gut microbiota is implicated in many metabolic functions and an altered gut microbiota is reported in metabolic disorders. Here we provide evidence linking gut microbiota and metabolic diseases, focusing on the pathogenetic mechanisms underlying this association. View Full-Text
Keywords: gut microbiota; cardiovascular disease; NAFLD gut microbiota; cardiovascular disease; NAFLD

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Sanduzzi Zamparelli, M.; Compare, D.; Coccoli, P.; Rocco, A.; Nardone, O.M.; Marrone, G.; Gasbarrini, A.; Grieco, A.; Nardone, G.; Miele, L. The Metabolic Role of Gut Microbiota in the Development of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Cardiovascular Disease. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1225.

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