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The type and quantity of dietary fat and carbohydrate alter faecal microbiome and short-chain fatty acid excretion in a metabolic syndrome ‘at-risk’ population syndrome.

Fava, F., Gitau, R., Griffin, B.A., Tuohy, K. M., Gibson, G. and Lovegrove, J. (2013) The type and quantity of dietary fat and carbohydrate alter faecal microbiome and short-chain fatty acid excretion in a metabolic syndrome ‘at-risk’ population syndrome. International Journal of Obesity, 37 (2). pp. 216-223. ISSN 0307-0565

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2012.33

Abstract/Summary

An obese-type human microbiota with an increased Firmicutes:Bacteroidetes ratio has been described that may link the gut microbiome with obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) development. Dietary fat and carbohydrate are modifiable risk factors that may impact on MetS by altering the human microbiome composition. We determined the effect of the amount and type of dietary fat and carbohydrate on faecal bacteria and short chain fatty acid (SCFA) concentrations in people ‘at risk’ of MetS.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences > Human Nutrition Research Group
Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research (ICMR)
ID Code:27764
Uncontrolled Keywords: RISCK; gut microbiota; dietary fat; dietary carbohydrate; SCFA
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group

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