MlCROBIOME AND OBESITY: Obesity and weight loss change your Microbiome and gut bacteria which play an active role in digestion and calorie balance.

MlCROBIOME AND OBESITY: Obesity and weight loss change your Microbiome and gut bacteria which play an active role in digestion and calorie balance. To demonstrate this, scientists at Washington University, St.Louis In the Gordon Lab studied identical twins who either had excess body fat or who were lean. As expected from many studies of overweight and obese people their gut bacteria were different in having higher ratios of species called Firmicutes than Bacteroides and having less of an important strain called Akkermansia muciniphila which stimulates protection of the small intestine by increasing its coating with mucin. When you take bacteria from the obese twin and infect the gut of a germ-free mouse, the mouse gets fat, while similar mice remain lean when infected with bacteria from the lean twin even though they are eating the same diet. This means the bacteria in the obese twin are playing an active role in keeping the mouse fat by increasing the calories extracted from the mouse diet. The same thing happens when you do the experiment with stool bacteria removed from a woman in the first three months of pregnancy compared to the last three months. As the result of her weight gain during pregnancy, her human genes like those of the twins remain the same while her Microbiome genes change. Unfortunately, It won't work the other way. There is no bacterial mix that will make a fat person lean!! For that, you need protein-rich shakes, balanced nutrition, and a healthy active lifestyle. Next time, I will tell you about probiotics which can help keep your gut working smoothly while you lose weight. #drdavidheber #obesity #microbiome #digestion to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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