Type 2 diabetes may be caused by gut bacteria

Studying gut bacteria can reveal a range of human illness. Now, new research shows that the composition of a person’s intestinal bacteria could play an important role in the development of type 2 diabetes. These results, from a joint European and Chinese research team, have just been published in the journal Nature.

Production: Lasse Foghsgaard & Mathias Nielsen
Photography: Mathias Nielsen
Speak: Carl Hagman

Read the official University of Copenhagen press release: http://news.ku.dk/all_news/2012/2012.9/gut-bacteria-could-cause-diabetes/