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Pathophysiological role of host microbiota in the development of obesity

Overview of attention for article published in Nutrition Journal, April 2016
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)

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17 tweeters
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Pathophysiological role of host microbiota in the development of obesity
Published in
Nutrition Journal, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12937-016-0166-9
Pubmed ID

Nazarii Kobyliak, Oleksandr Virchenko, Tetyana Falalyeyeva


Overweight and obesity increase the risk for a number of diseases, namely, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, premature death, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease as well as different types of cancer. Approximately 1.7 billion people in the world suffer from being overweight, most notably in developed countries. Current research efforts have focused on host and environmental factors that may affect energy balance. It was hypothesized that a microbiota profile specific to an obese host with increased energy-yielding behavior may exist. Consequently, the gut microbiota is becoming of significant research interest in relation to obesity in an attempt to better understand the aetiology of obesity and to develop new methods of its prevention and treatment. Alteration of microbiota composition may stimulate development of obesity and other metabolic diseases via several mechanisms: increasing gut permeability with subsequent metabolic inflammation; increasing energy harvest from the diet; impairing short-chain fatty acids synthesis; and altering bile acids metabolism and FXR/TGR5 signaling. Prebiotics and probiotics have physiologic functions that contribute to the health of gut microbiota, maintenance of a healthy body weight and control of factors associated with obesity through their effects on mechanisms that control food intake, body weight, gut microbiota and inflammatory processes.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Greece 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 262 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 50 19%
Student > Bachelor 49 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 36 14%
Researcher 31 12%
Professor > Associate Professor 17 6%
Other 51 19%
Unknown 32 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 65 24%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 39 15%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 38 14%
Nursing and Health Professions 24 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 13 5%
Other 44 17%
Unknown 43 16%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. 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 07 November 2018.
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