Prevent metabolic syndrome

“The American Heart Association report that about 34% of American adults have metabolic syndrome, and it is becoming more common, prompting scientists to investigate possible causes.

The team behind the new study – from Georgia State University (Atlanta) and Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) – had found in previous research that altered gut microbiota (intestinal bacteria) plays a role in metabolic syndrome.

As well as promoting the inflammation that leads to metabolic syndrome, altered gut microbiota promotes chronic inflammatory diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis,” according to an article at .