Microbiome linked to type 1 diabetes: Shift in microbiome species diversity prior to disease onset

5 febrero 2015

In the largest longitudinal study of the microbiome to date, researchers have identified a connection between changes in gut microbiota and the onset of type 1 diabetes. The study, which followed infants who were genetically predisposed to the condition, found that onset for those who developed the disease was preceded by a drop in microbial diversity — including a disproportional decrease in the number of species known to promote health in the gut.