Gut bacteria and diabetes 2

Gut bacteria and diabetes 2

Studying gut bacteria can reveal a range of human illness. Now, new research shows that the composition of a person’s intestinal bacteria could play an important role in the development of type 2 diabetes.

The number of people suffering from type 2 diabetes world-wide has risen rapidly in recent years, and scientists estimate that just as many people could be suffering from the illness without realizing it. New research now indicates that your gut bacteria can reveal whether you suffer from the disease. “We have demonstrated that people with type 2 diabetes have a high level of pathogens in their intestines,” Jun Wang from the University of Copenhagen’s.

Studying gut bacteria can reveal a range of human illness. Now, new research shows that the composition of person’s intestinal bacteria could play an important role in the development of type 2 diabetes.

The bacteria normally live in a sensitive equilibrium but if this equilibrium is disrupted our health could suffer. In the new study, scientists examined the intestinal bacteria of 345 people from China, of which 171 had type 2 diabetes. The team managed to identify clear biological indicators that someday could be used in methods that provide faster and earlier diagnosis of type 2 diabetes.

The research, which was recently published in the scientific journal Nature, also demonstrated that people with type 2 diabetes have a more hostile bacterial environment in their intestines, which can increase resistance to different medicines.