In a new study, when researchers transplanted gut bacteria from obese humans into "uncolonized" mice, it led to greater weight gain and fat accumulation than in mice that were given gut bacteria from lean humans. The findings add even more evidence that microbes in the gut influence the physical and metabolic traits of their host--in this case, showing weight and fat gain is influenced by these bacteria.
This isn't the first time I discussed probiotics and obesity. So have a look around this website and read up on a number of other interesting studies. Some previous studies I covered:
- Probiotics for Weight Loss
- Gut Bacteria Improve Fat Absorption
- C-Section Doubles Risk of Obesity
- Heat-Killed Probiotics May Benefit Metabolic Syndrome
- Gut Bacteria During Pregnancy Mimics Metabolic Syndrome
These types of studies could be used one day to develop a bacterial approach to obesity and weight management.
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Source: Gut Microbiota from Twins Discordant for Obesity Modulate Metabolism in Mice