Regulation of body fat mass by the gut microbiota: Possible mediation by the brain

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Erik Schéle, Louise Grahnemo, Fredrik Anesten, Anna Hallén, Gert Fredrik Bäckhed, John-Olov Jansson

New insight suggests gut microbiota as a component in energy balance. However, the underlying mechanisms by which gut microbiota can impact metabolic regulation is unclear. A recent study from our lab shows, for the first time, a link between gut microbiota and energy balance circuitries in the hypothalamus and brainstem. In this article we will review this study further.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-9
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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