Interesting research has been undertaken by French researchers on gut micorflora and obesity.
Gut Organisms Could Be Clue in Controlling Obesity Risk
“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
Inactivity ‘No Contributor’ to Childhood Obesity Epidemic, New Report Suggests
Could Changing The Bacteria In Your Digestive System Be An Obesity Treatment?