Obese Mice and Gut Pathology

Interesting research has been undertaken by French researchers on gut micorflora and obesity.

Gut Organisms Could Be Clue in Controlling Obesity Risk

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120423162223.htm

“To determine whether altering one’s bacterial profile can change obesity risk, researchers from the French Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) transferred the intestinal bacteria of obesity-prone or obesity-resistant rats into the intestinal tracts of germ-free mice recipients…

As hypothesized, mice that received intestinal bacteria from obesity-prone animals ate more food, gained more weight, and became more obese than those receiving microbiota from obesity-resistant animals…”

Other interesting readings –

Gut Microbiota Transplantation May Prevent Development of Diabetes and Fatty Liver Disease

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120419091026.htm

Inactivity ‘No Contributor’ to Childhood Obesity Epidemic, New Report Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/07/100707212127.htm

Could Changing The Bacteria In Your Digestive System Be An Obesity Treatment?

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/04/080401165014.htm

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