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The environment within: how gut microbiota may influence metabolism and body composition

Overview of attention for article published in Diabetologia, January 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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9 tweeters
20 patents
2 Facebook pages


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The environment within: how gut microbiota may influence metabolism and body composition
Published in
Diabetologia, January 2010
DOI 10.1007/s00125-010-1662-7
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A. Vrieze, F. Holleman, E. G. Zoetendal, W. M. de Vos, J. B. L. Hoekstra, M. Nieuwdorp


Obesity, diabetes and consequently atherosclerotic vascular disease have become major health and public health issues worldwide. The increasing and staggering prevalence of obesity might not only be explained by nutritional habits or the reduction of energy expenditure through decreased physical activity. In addition, recent studies have focused on intestinal microbiota as environmental factors that increase energy yield from diet, regulate peripheral metabolism and thereby increase body weight. Obesity is associated with substantial changes in composition and metabolic function of gut microbiota, but the pathophysiological processes driving this bidirectional relationship have not been fully elucidated. This review discusses the relationships between the following: composition of gut microbiota, energy extracted from diet, synthesis of gut hormones involved in energy homeostasis, production of butyrate and the regulation of fat storage.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 12 2%
Spain 6 1%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
France 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Israel 1 <1%
Other 8 1%
Unknown 507 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 107 20%
Student > Master 106 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 99 18%
Student > Bachelor 74 14%
Student > Postgraduate 29 5%
Other 104 19%
Unknown 28 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 207 38%
Medicine and Dentistry 147 27%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 36 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 24 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 21 4%
Other 68 12%
Unknown 44 8%

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