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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Fecal Transplant Leads to Weight Gain

More evidence that obesity is more than just exercise and diet. From Boing Boing:
A woman whose c.difficile infection was treated with a fecal transplant from her overweight daughter experienced rapid and dramatic weight gain as soon as her daughter's microbial nation took hold in her gut. 
It's evidence to support the thesis that obesity is linked to your gut flora, which plays an important role in regulating metabolism and in converting the food you eat to calories. ...
In mice, experiments with fecal transplants from skinny mice to fat mice has resulted in the fat mice loosing weight.

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