Title: Heritable components of the human fecal microbiome are associated with visceral fat
Authors: Beaumont, Michelle
Goodrich, Julia K
Jackson, Matthew A
Yet, Idil
Davenport, Emily R
Vieira-Silva, Sara Manuel
Debelius, Justine
Pallister, Tess
Mangino, Massimo
Raes, Jeroen
Knight, Rob
Clark, Andrew G
Ley, Ruth E
Spector, Tim D
Bell, Jordana T # ×
Issue Date: Sep-2016
Publisher: BioMed Central Ltd.
Series Title: Genome Biology vol:17 issue:1 pages:189
Article number: DOI
Abstract: Variation in the human fecal microbiota has previously been associated with body mass index (BMI). Although obesity is a global health burden, the accumulation of abdominal visceral fat is the specific cardio-metabolic disease risk factor. Here, we explore links between the fecal microbiota and abdominal adiposity using body composition as measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in a large sample of twins from the TwinsUK cohort, comparing fecal 16S rRNA diversity profiles with six adiposity measures.
ISSN: 1474-760X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Molecular Bacteriology (Rega Institute)
× corresponding author
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