Eating disorders: are gut microbiota to blame?

Jiayi Xu, Ian M. Carroll, Laura M. Huckins

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Gut microbiota could be involved in weight regulation and impact brain function via the gut–brain axis. Moreover, gut microbiota may impact the development of eating disorders (EDs) since they are characterized by weight-related concerns and symptoms and may represent a therapeutic target if future research can establish a causal link.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTrends in Molecular Medicine
StateAccepted/In press - 2023
Externally publishedYes


  • causality
  • eating disorders
  • genetics
  • gut microbiota
  • nutrition
  • therapeutic


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