Stomach Bacteria Controls Weight


Scientist have found evidence that the bacterial composition of the body can influence disease and weight.

An experiment was carried out where mice were injected with different gut bacterias. One group was injected with stomach bacteria from obese mice. A second group was injected with normal weight bacteria. Those injected with the obese bacteria become obese. Those who got the regular bacteria stayed the same.

We have more bacteria in our bodies than cells but very little of the bacterial genetic makeup has been mapped. This experiment is an early step in understanding the function of stomach bacteria. Eventually, scientists will be able to customize nutritional advice based on an individuals gut bacteria. It may sound gross, but this is vastly unexplored territory could be the key to solving the obesity epidemic. What if all it took was a simple injection?

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