Cold Shifts the Composition of the Gut Microbiota (image) Cell Press Share Print E-Mail Caption This visual abstract shows how cold exposure markedly shifts the composition of the gut microbiota. This ''cold microbiota'' mediates remodeling of the fat and intestinal tissues, helping the host to withstand periods of high energy demand. Credit Chevalier and Stojanovi et al./Cell 2015 Usage Restrictions Credit Required. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.