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Human gut microbes may help fight obesity,

• sciencerecorder.com
 

New research has shown that germ-free mice that received gut bacteria from obese humans put on more weight and accumulated more fat compared to mice that received bacteria from the guts of lean humans.

This finding, published in the journal Science, demonstrates the ability to transmit physical and metabolic traits by way of gut microbe communities. The results were dependent on the rodents’ diet, which has led researchers to suggest that this could be an opportunity to developing personalized pro-biotic, food-based therapies for obesity.



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