My bacteria make me fat? Really?

On November 12, 2009, in General Nutrition, by Andrea

A high-fat, high-sugar diet can quickly and dramatically change the population of microbes living in the digestive tract, according to a new study of human gut bugs transplanted into mice.
Source: NPR

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2 Responses to “My bacteria make me fat? Really?”

  1. Maureen says:

    I heard this story on NPR this a.m. Made me think there might be a legitimate reason why such a high percentage of WLS patients regain significant weight after about the 5 year mark. Knowledge is power.

  2. beka says:

    I wish I could remember the guy’s name, but he’s written a book that says that since fungus feeds off sugar, then eating refined sugar, carbs, etc. creates an imbalance and leads to illness. Donno how legit it is, but it’s a nice theory.

    Hey, if you’ve ever changed a wound dressing on a diabetic, you know that bacteria LOVE sugar.

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