How bacteria may be running a brewery in your patient’s gut

K. pneumoniae could be behind some non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a small study suggests
Clare Pain
Klebsiella pneumoniae

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease may be due to alcohol after all, at least in some patients, if Chinese researchers are proved right.

They think a strain of the bacterium, Klebsiella pneumoniae, effectively runs its own brewery in the gut and may be responsible for the condition in some patients.