Special Issue "Gut Microbiota and Obesity"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2019).
Interests: gut microbiota; short chain fatty acids; obesity; type 2 diabetes; Africa-origin populations
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Obesity is a complex, multifactorial condition where traditional factors such as diet, physical activity and genetic factors are thought to play a role. A new risk factor, the gut microbiota, has received increased attention given its associations, and in some cases, causal relationship with obesity in both animal and human models. The gut microbiota are responsible for the fermentation of non-digestible fibers, resulting in the production of short chain fatty acids, nutrients which contribute to total energy acquisition, host immunity, and energy metabolism. The gut microbiota are influenced by many external factors including diet, physical activity, stress, and geographic environment. This special issue will highlight recent research on the role of diet, gut microbiota and obesity risk.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lara R. Dugas
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- Gut microbiota
- Short chain fatty acids