Compositions and methods for treating obesity and related disorders by characterizing and restoring mammalian bacterial microbiota

Patent Number: 9386793

Patent Date: 2016-07-12

Patent type: utility

The present invention relates to characterizing changes in mammalian intestinal microbiota associated with associated with high-fat and low-fat diets and with diets containing hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC) and related methods for diagnosing, preventing and treating obesity and related conditions such as metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus. Therapeutic methods of the invention involve the use of probiotics, and/or prebiotics, and/or narrow spectrum antibiotics/anti-bacterial agents that are capable of restoring healthy mammalian bacterial intestinal microbiota.


First Name Last Name City State Country
Martin J. Blaser - - -
Ilseung Cho - - -
Laura Cox - - -


Section Class Sub Class Group Sub Group
A 61 K 35 74
A 23 L 1 30
A 61 K 35 741


Organization First Name Last Name City State Country
New York University - - - - -