Is there a link between the composition of the intestinal microbiota (gut flora) and type 2 diabetes? Are gut bacteria the key to curing type 2 diabetes? Here, you can read about pioneering research at the Institute of Medicine that has great potential to transform treatment for many of our most common diseases.
In the beginning of 2000s, Professor Fredrik Bäckhed demonstrated that the gut flora affects obesity and the fat content of our bodies: a sensational discovery in a relatively new and unexplored research area. In the past few years, interest in the intestinal microbiota has increased exponentially, and the Institute has been conducting successful research on the topic of gut bacteria for several years now.