Scientists hailing from the Lund University in Sweden have made a discovery of a new link that connects gut bacteria with obesity. They have found out that some specific amino acids in human blood can be linked both with the composition of the gut microbiome and obesity.

System of Metabolism Connected with Various Diseases

It is believed that we know much less about the importance of gut bacteria in human body than what many of the magazines and books and other types of literature apparently suggest about it. A chunk of this research on the said topic is done on the basis of animal studies and as such it cannot be directly used for human beings. Furthermore, a healthy gut flora for one individual might not necessarily be equally good and healthy for somebody else.

An increasing number of research studies, however, make a suggestion that the gut microbiota play a significant role in our health system. It does affect our system of metabolism and can be connected with type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity.

Earlier researches have showcased that people who suffer from these diseases have varying occurrences of various metabolites which is metabolic residues or small molecules, in the human bloodstream. The aim of this new research study was to make an identification of metabolites in the human blood that can be connected with obesity and also to figure out whether these obesity-related metabolites create any effect on the composition of the bacterial flora in the samples of stool.

So far the factor that is the strongest one for obesity in the said study is glutamate and it has been linked with obesity in many of the earlier studies, and branched-chain and aromatic amino acids or BCAA has been utilized so as to estimate the future start of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.