Could a gut microbe improve metabolic health and body fat distribution?

Researchers have discovered a gut microbe that could be effective for improving leanness and metabolic health among people who are overweight or obese.

Published in the journal Gut, the study reveals that greater abundance of a bacterium called Akkermansia muciniphila - which makes up around 3-5% of a healthy individual's gut microbiome - was associated with lower blood glucose and lipids, as well as healthier distribution of body fat.

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Source: Medical News Today

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