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gut bacteria can influence our weight

Do you know that gut bacteria can influence our weight?

A new study suggests that our genetic makeup defines the type of bacteria living in our gut which can affect our weight; this study builds on a previous concept that our weight can be influenced by our genes. This result opens the door for personalized probiotic treatments that can reduce the chance of obesity. It is found that there is a certain kind of bacteria that is more common among low weight individuals. When this type of bacteria is introduced to the mice guts, these mice gained less weight than those that did not get the bacteria, although they were fed a high- fat diet for some weeks. This proves that increased amount of these bacteria in the gut helps …

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