Consumption of a Western diet has been shown to increase Catenibacterium mitsuokai in the human gut microbiota.
Catenibacterium mitsuokai ferments glucose, mannose, galactose, fructose, sucrose, maltose, cellobiose, lactose and salicin in the production of lactic acid, acetic acid as well as iso-butyric acid.
The presence of Catenibacterium mitsuokai has been positively associated with obesity-related insulin resistance.
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