Research Links Obesity to Mix of Bacteria in Digestive Tract – washingtonpost.com

For those of us who are weight challenged, this could explain why eating salads for ever don’t make a big difference in your weight… 

Obese people have more digestive microbes that are especially efficient at extracting calories from food, the researchers said, and the proportion of these super-digesting organisms ebbs as the people lose weight. Moreover, when the scientists transplanted these bacteria from obese mice into lean mice, the thin animals start getting fat. This provides more support for the provocative theory that the bacteria that populate the intestine play an important role in regulating weight.

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