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Application of Bioinformatics to Microflora of Obese Pigs

Investigators
Solano Aguilar G
Institutions
George Mason University
Start date
2010
End date
2015
Objective
ARS is interested in determining the impact of dietary induced changes in intestinal microflora that affect inflammatory aspects of obesity. In-house research has demonstrated that the pig can be used to model changes in immunological and anti-inflammatory responses to diets that correspond to changes in bacteria in the gut. Feeding a conventional diet containing added levels of fructose, fat, and cholesterol (HF/HFr/HC) compared to a conventional diet increased aspects of the metabolic syndrome in juvenile Ossabaw and conventional pigs.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
8040-51530-056-03S
Accession number
418291
Categories
Microbiological Standards and Guidelines
Commodities
Meat, Poultry, Game