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Altered gut microbiota and shift in Bacteroidetes between young obese and normal-weight Korean children: a cross-sectional obse

Body Composition Assessment
Shin et al.
Used Parameters : BMI

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Korea

Journal : BioMed Research International

Emerging data suggest that the gut microbiome is related to the pathophysiology of obesity. This study is aimed at characterizing the gut microbiota composition between obese and normal-weight Korean children aged 5-13. We collected fecal samples from 22 obese and 24 normal-weight children and performed 16S rRNA gene sequencing using the Illumina MiSeq platform. The relative abundance of the phylum Bacteroidetes was lower in the obese group than in the normal-weight group and showed a significant negative correlation with …
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