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Gut microbiota as a potential target of metabolic syndrome: the role of probiotics and prebiotics

Overview of attention for article published in Cell & Bioscience, October 2017
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Title
Gut microbiota as a potential target of metabolic syndrome: the role of probiotics and prebiotics
Published in
Cell & Bioscience, October 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13578-017-0183-1
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Authors

Mingqian He, Bingyin Shi

Abstract

Metabolic syndrome (MS) comprises central obesity, increased plasma glucose levels, hyperlipidemia and hypertension, and its incidence is increasing due to changes in lifestyle and dietary structure in recent years. MS has been proven to be associated with an increased incidence of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes mellitus, leading to morbidity and mortality. In this manuscript, we review recent studies concerning the role of the gut microbiota in MS modulation. Manipulation of the gut microbiota through the administration of prebiotics or probiotics may assist in weight loss and reduce plasma glucose and serum lipid levels, decreasing the incidence of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes mellitus. To the best of our knowledge, short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs), bile salt hydrolase (BSH), metabolic endotoxemia and the endocannabinoid (eCB) system are essential in regulating the initiation and progression of MS through the normalization of adipogenesis and the regulation of insulin secretion, fat accumulation, energy homeostasis, and plasma cholesterol levels. Therefore, the gut microbiota may serve as a potential therapeutic target for MS. However, further studies are needed to enhance our understanding of manipulating the gut microbiota and the role of the gut microbiota in MS prevention and treatment.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 235 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 44 19%
Student > Master 37 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 34 14%
Researcher 31 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 6%
Other 36 15%
Unknown 40 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 47 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 41 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 39 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 18 8%
Immunology and Microbiology 18 8%
Other 18 8%
Unknown 54 23%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 32. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 January 2019.
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