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Gut Bacteria May Cause Obesity!

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 Posted 12/19/2012 4:26:58 AM
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http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/0b7af978-493a-11e2-9225-00144feab49a.html#axzz2FVZ1fiRT




It's Chinese research,but still....is there any validity to this?
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 Posted 12/19/2012 4:32:02 AM
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Have seen other articles that suggest this as a cause of the obesity epidemic.  Have also seen many other hypotheses:  trend toward sedentariness, increased calorie consumption, endocrine disruptors, bacterial or viral causes, fructose intake, the increase in trans or other fats, genetic predisposition, etc.  The value of gut bacteria is something that is gaining deserved recognition now.  It's been said that 80 percent of us, isn't "us."

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From Science Daily:  http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121219142301.htm.  Apparently, gut bacteria influence whether we are hungry or not!  Who knew this?


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If you look into the supplementary information on the Chinese article located at:

http://www.nature.com/ismej/journal/vaop/ncurrent/extref/ismej2012153x1.pdf

You will find that the morbidly obese man who lost 30% of his body weight over 23 weeks did so by eating 4 cans of "gruel" per day as his only caloric intake. This amounted to 1344 calories per day. No wonder he lost the weight! This in my opinion throws doubt into the theory that the Enterobacter bacteria caused the obesity, and removing the bacteria caused weight loss.  The mouse data are all very well and good, but the single human trial should have been left out.  And as we all know, mice do not make a good model of human obesity processes.



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