Letter to the Editor: Influence of Intestinal Microbiota on Body Weight Gain: a Narrative Review of the Literature
Dear editor of Obesity Surgery,
We have read with interest the review article written by Cardinelli et al., where the microbiota’s mechanisms, which influence weight gain, are addressed .
We consider that this approach provides important information on the current role of intestinal microbiota in weight regulation and we think that this knowledge is highly relevant to understand the impact made on this bacterial community when a surgery, that disrupts the gastrointestinal tract, is performed on an obese patient and how this affects the energy balance and weight changes.
Nevertheless, we would like to add some topics that are crucial for understanding how the gut microbiota is related to the changes in the energy metabolism, which we think was not fully addressed in the article.
The article only explains the effect of the SREBP-1 on the lipid metabolism and the effects of the SREBP-2 were not addressed. On this matter, a study by Caesar et al.  performed on two groups of mice fed...
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