It is well known that the reduced action of the hormone insulin – known as insulin resistance – increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. It is estimated that around 10% of the adult population worldwide suffers from type 2 diabetes, while an even greater percentage has insulin resistance.
A study published in Nature: Human gut microbes impact host serum metabolome and insulin sensitivity, investigates the importance of the gut microbiome in contributing to insulin resistance and hence therefore increasing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Authors of the research talk here about the findings.
More details: Nature: Human gut microbes impact host serum metabolome and insulin sensitivity,