How The Bacteria In Your Gut Can Make You Fat

Giving more credence to infectobesity, the study of
microbes and viruses in your gut that may be responsible for some cases of
obesity, a new study confirms the presence of different microbes swimming in the
intestines of overweight patients versus their slimmer

Scientists discovered the
imbalance after comparing the microbes extracted from the guts of lean and obese
mice and 12 humans (seven of whom were obese). The bacteria found in humans
centered largely on two groups: Firmicutes that were more plentiful (a
20 percent
increase) in obese patients and bacteroidetes (almost
90 percent
less) that weren’t.

Even more compelling, obese patients lowered the
number of firmicules in their guts after following either a low-fat and low-carb
diet for 12 months and boosted the amount of bacteroidetes (although these
levels never reached the amount of similar microbes found in slimmer patients).

Influencing the bacteria growing in your
body for the positive is easy by making better food choices, starting with
reducing, with the plan of eliminating, sugars and most grains from your daily

Even more impressive evidence that
proves the nutritional cause of many diseases is related to an imbalance of
bacteria in your gut, a problem easily rectified by taking a high quality
probiotic. Knowing it may be hard for you to find one at your local health food
store, you may want to consider Probiotics , offered in my Web

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Posted: 12/21/2006 at 05:29 PM
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