Monday, September 24, 2012

Bacteria And Weight Loss: Beyond Your Morning Yogurt

New evidence suggest that bacteria can play a role in weight gain.  Certain bacteria may activate enzymes that increase fat storage and decrease hormones that control appetite explains a French study lead by Frank Duca of the National Institute for Agricultural Research in Jouy-en-Josas.  Obese people have different gut bacteria than thinner people do.  The researchers hope to one day be able to shift a person's mix of gastrointestinal bacteria with pre/probiotics and diet changes to help with weight loss.

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