Alteration of Gut Microbiota Relates to Metabolic Disorders in Primary Aldosteronism Patients


This study aimed to determine the relationships among gut microbiota, primary aldosteronism (PA), and related metabolic disorders. The study enrolled 13 PA patients, 26 sex-matched primary hypertension patients, and 26 sex-matched healthy controls. Demographic and clinical characteristics such as age, body mass index (BMI), blood aldosterone–renin ratio, blood potassium, blood glucose, blood lipid parameters, and history of diabetes mellitus (DM) were compared between the three groups. The gut microbiota of each participant was examined by 16S rRNA gene sequencing. Spearman correlation analysis was performed to demonstrate the relationship between gut microbiota and clinical characteristics. The alteration of gut microbiota in PA patients, especially bacteria and pathways involved in inflammation, SCFAs, and sugar metabolism, may be associated with chronic metabolic disorders.

Authors: Yu Liu, Qingyao Jiang, Zhihong Liu, Sikui Shen, Jianzhong Ai, Yuchun Zhu, Liang Zhou
Keywords: gut microbiota, metabolic disorder, inflammation, sugar metabolism
DOI Number: 10.3389/fendo.2021.667951      Publication Year: 2021

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