Towards personalized microbial substrates for metabolic health

In 2019, we published a Review on the relevance of gut microbial metabolites in obesity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Here, we highlight the importance of the balance between colonic proteolytic and saccharolytic metabolite production for metabolic health and the need to focus on more subgroup-based or personalized nutritional approaches.

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Canfora, E.E., Blaak, E.E. Towards personalized microbial substrates for metabolic health. Nat Rev Endocrinol 16, 613–614 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41574-020-00416-7

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