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Researchers at King Abdul-Aziz University Report Findings in Diabetes (A possible link of gut microbiota alteration in type 2 diabetes and...

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08-15-14

Researchers at King Abdul-Aziz University Report Findings in Diabetes (A possible link of gut microbiota alteration in type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease pathogenicity: an update)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week -- Investigators discuss new findings in Diabetes. According to news originating from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Imbalances in gut microbiota are associated with metabolic disorder, which are a group of obesity-related metabolic abnormalities that increase an individual's risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Although a number of risk factors have been postulated that may trigger the development of AD, the root cause of this disease is still a matter of debate."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from King Abdul-Aziz University, "This review further investigates the etiology of AD by accumulating the current role played by gut microbiota in human, and trying to establish an inter-link between T2D and AD pathogenesis. There is a growing body of evidence which suggests that obesity is associated with alteration in the normal gut flora, reduced bacterial diversity, metabolic pathways and altered representation of bacterial genes. Obesity and T2D are considered to be induced as a result of changes within the composition of gut microbiota. The evidence gathered so far clearly advocates the involvement of gut microbes in causing obesity, a state of chronic and low-grade inflammation. Hence, understanding the microbiota of the gut is significant in relation to inflammation, as it is a key contributor for diabetes which has a direct relation to the AD pathogenesis."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Comparative analysis of gut microbiota may enable further novel insight into the complex biology of AD, which is very important in order to take preventive measure such as early diagnosis, identification of new therapeutic targets and development of novel drugs."

For more information on this research see: A possible link of gut microbiota alteration in type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease pathogenicity: an update. Cns & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets, 2014;13(3):383-90 (see also Diabetes).

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M.Z. Alam, Fundamental and Applied Biology Group, Recombinant DNA Technology Unit, King Fahd Medical Research Centre, King Abdulaziz University, P O Box 80216, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia. Additional authors for this research include Q. Alam, M.A. Kamal, A.M. Abuzenadah and A. Haque.

Keywords for this news article include: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Alzheimer Disease, Bariatrics, Brain Diseases, Central Nervous System Diseases, Dementia, Diet and Nutrition, Genetics, Inflammation, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, Nutrition Disorders, Obesity and Diabetes, Overnutrition, Tauopathies, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus.

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