POTENTIAL ROLE OF GUT MICROBIOTA IN OBESITY AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES

Authors

  • Sana Ashiq Centre for Applied Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore-Pakistan
  • Kanwal Ashiq Faculty of pharmaceutical sciences, Superior University Lahore-Pakistan.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47144/phj.v54i3.2129

Abstract

From the past several decades to the present, obesity and cardiovascular diseases emerge as a major cause of mortality and morbidity, ultimately imposing a huge economic burden globally. In humans, a healthy gut microbiota metabolizes several indigestible dietary components which maintain host immune homeostasis, but an imbalanced host-microbiota is associated with various metabolic disorders including cardiovascular diseases and obesity. In this present review, we critically analyze the literature which provides better insight into the mechanistic link of gut microbiota with obesity and cardiovascular diseases. There is strong evidence that suggests the potential role of the gut microbiota in metabolic disorders including cardiovascular diseases and obesity. In addition, the different studies report that gut microbes can play a promising role in the management of obesity and the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. In the future, multidisciplinary approaches and advancements in culturing and molecular biology techniques can provide us a better understanding.

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Published

2021-09-30