The gut microbiome regulates the progression of obesity and inflammation of white fat through microRNAs expressed in adipocytes (right). In a lean state, the microbiome tightly controls these microRNAs to maintain body fat levels (left). This material relates to a paper that appeared in the Jun. 19, 2019, issue of Science Translational Medicine, published by AAAS. The paper, by A.T. Virtue at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA; and colleagues was titled, "The gut microbiota regulates white adipose tissue inflammation and obesity via a family of microRNAs."
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