Bugs on the clock
How the obesity, circadian rhythms and the microbiome are connected
Researchers from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered a link between the gut microbiome and the circadian mechanisms that regulate body fat storage. Their findings implicate nuclear factor interleukin-3 regulated (NFIL3) as a new target in obesity and suggest the transcription factor's expression could be reined in with a microbiome-based therapy.
Epithelial cells in the gut absorb fatty acids from food and export them into