Several beneficial organisms can play a key role in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Researchers at the University of Oregon have found that a number of organisms in the gut microbiota have a direct impact on the development of this metabolic disease.
The new data obtained may serve as a basis for the emergence of methods of treating diabetes with probiotics, writes Medikforum. Thanks to the new knowledge, scientists have used a new systems-biological approach to study the interaction of the body of a patient with diabetes with microbes in a Western diet. This allowed them to investigate whether individual members of the microbiota (the composition of bacteria that live in the human colon) played a role in the metabolic changes that diet induces in the host's host.
Thus, they were able to identify four taxonomic units that seem to influence glucose metabolism: these are the bacteria Lactobacillus johnsonii, Lactobacillus gasseri, Romboutsiilealis and Ruminococcus gnavus.