In the Scientific Publication, “Evaluating Causality of Gut Microbiota in Obesity and Diabetes in Humans,” (2018) in the 39th volume, 2nd issue of Gut Microbiota and Human Metabolic Disease, authors Meijnikman, Gerdes, Nieuwdorp and Herrema review the relationship between the gut microbiome and metabolism changes in Obesity and Type II Diabetes Mellitus. This is a summary and interpretation of their findings.
TROUBLES OF TODAY
Currently, the CDC estimates that more than 1 in 3 U.S. adults are obese (36.5% of the Adult U.S. population). In an alarming trend, we are now seeing higher rates of obesity in children and adolescents. Obesity has been linked to several metabolic disorders and chronic inflammatory diseases such as Cancer, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease. It is now reported that 9.4%, or about 1 in 10, U.S. adults suffer from Type II Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). If numbers like these do not get your attention, you may not be fully aware of the situation we face.
FACADE OF FREEDOM
We are living in a society that only pretends to be free. We say, “I have the freedom to drink a 96 oz. soda if I want” or, “I have the freedom to eat what I want, when I want it.” The delusion of this way of thinking assumes that the “rules” do not apply to you. Do we think that the mechanisms of the human
Kenda Rigdon, Ph.D. Nutrition Sciences Research Associate, Wife, Mother of 3 and Enthusiast for all things Microbiome and gut related!
Check out this blog in the April, 2018 edition of the Birmingham Metro magazine: b-metro.com/b-yourself-kenda-rigdon/34337/
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