Scientists have discovered a type of gut bacteria, Akkermansia muciniphila, that could protect against obesity and help treat type-2 diabetes.
Feeding the mice prebiotics (including FOS and inulin) — found in foods such as bananas, onions, leeks, asparagus and Jerusalem artichokes encouraged the metabolism-boosting bacteria.
The researchers said the results indicate A. muciniphila could play a key role in gut barrier function, metabolic inflammation and fat storage.
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