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Targeting Gut Microbiota for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes Mellitus by Dietary Natural Products

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Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Food, Nutrition and Health, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510080, China
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Institute of Urban Agriculture, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Chengdu 610213, China
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Department of Food Science & Technology, School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
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School of Food and Biological Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China
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Foods 2019, 8(10), 440; https://doi.org/10.3390/foods8100440
Received: 17 August 2019 / Revised: 20 September 2019 / Accepted: 23 September 2019 / Published: 25 September 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Benefits of Plant Extracts for Human Health)
Diabetes mellitus is one of the biggest public health concerns worldwide, which includes type 1 diabetes mellitus, type 2 diabetes mellitus, gestational diabetes mellitus, and other rare forms of diabetes mellitus. Accumulating evidence has revealed that intestinal microbiota is closely associated with the initiation and progression of diabetes mellitus. In addition, various dietary natural products and their bioactive components have exhibited anti-diabetic activity by modulating intestinal microbiota. This review addresses the relationship between gut microbiota and diabetes mellitus, and discusses the effects of natural products on diabetes mellitus and its complications by modulating gut microbiota, with special attention paid to the mechanisms of action. It is hoped that this review paper can be helpful for better understanding of the relationships among natural products, gut microbiota, and diabetes mellitus. View Full-Text
Keywords: gut microbiota; natural products; diabetes mellitus; complications; mechanisms gut microbiota; natural products; diabetes mellitus; complications; mechanisms
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Li, B.-Y.; Xu, X.-Y.; Gan, R.-Y.; Sun, Q.-C.; Meng, J.-M.; Shang, A.; Mao, Q.-Q.; Li, H.-B. Targeting Gut Microbiota for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes Mellitus by Dietary Natural Products. Foods 2019, 8, 440.

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