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A non-pharmacological therapeutic approach in the gut triggers distal metabolic rewiring capable of ameliorating diet-induced dysfunctions encompassed by metabolic syndrome.

Abstract

Metabolic syndrome has increased at a worrisome level. Lifestyle changes are not sufficient to prevent and improve the adverse effects of obesity, thus novel interventions are necessary. The aim of this study was to investigate the use and metabolic outcomes of a non-pharmacological intervention in a high-fat diet (HFD) fed mouse model, capable of recapitulating key aspects of metabolic syndrome. We show that Policaptil Gel Retard has remarkable, beneficial effects on metabolic dysfunction caused by consumption of HFD. We describe the mechanism by which such effects are obtained, highlighting the fact that the amelioration of metabolic function observed upon Policaptil Gel Retard administration is profound and of systemic nature, despite being originated by sequestering, therefore non-pharmacological events elicited in the gut lumen.

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