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Whattayawanna bet the "diet industry" buries this? There will likely be a "reason" develop why this treatment cannot be used.

Pardon my skepticism.

1 posted on 12/19/2012 5:45:59 AM PST by upchuck
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To: upchuck

Voting for 0bama is caused by bacteria in the brain.


2 posted on 12/19/2012 5:47:04 AM PST by Perdogg (Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA4) for President 2016)
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To: upchuck

Go read the article comments. Lots of skeptics.


3 posted on 12/19/2012 5:51:14 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: CMS

Diabetes ping.


4 posted on 12/19/2012 5:52:28 AM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: upchuck

It is quite possible.

IIRC, some types of pneumonia, stomach ulcers, and heart murmurs have been said to be caused by certain kinds of bacteria.

One of the treatments for stomach ulcers is high doses of the bismuth in products like Pepto Bismol.


5 posted on 12/19/2012 6:00:20 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: upchuck

And we all thought it was due to 32 oz. sodas.


6 posted on 12/19/2012 6:01:39 AM PST by randita
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To: upchuck

I couldn’t get to the article; I just kept getting pop-ups and being routed back to the front page. So I’ll content myself with observing that if this is the case, why hasn’t anyone noticed that obese people on antibiotics suddenly lose weight? (I’m guessing they don’t.)


7 posted on 12/19/2012 6:04:15 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: upchuck

Moochelle might disagree with this study.


8 posted on 12/19/2012 6:06:51 AM PST by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: upchuck

>>Obesity in human beings could be caused by bacterial infection rather than eating too much, exercising too little or genetics<<

Interestingly this bacteria is found in:

* Sugary snacks
* Colas and other high-fructose drinks
* Carbohydrate-laden fast foods
* Booze

The natural repellents to these bacteria are found in:

* Running shoes
* Gym equipment
* The local YMCA


10 posted on 12/19/2012 6:16:51 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: upchuck

Could you post the article instead of an excerpt? It wants you to register to see it and I’d rather not.


11 posted on 12/19/2012 6:17:25 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: upchuck

A few years ago some smart doctors in Australia determined that loads of ulcers too were the result of stomach viruses..


14 posted on 12/19/2012 6:34:04 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: upchuck

I’m sorry, but I think this is mostly nonsense. Bacteria might make you gassy or bloated, and maybe they could make you constipated so you pack some weight on because of that. However, they can’t magically materialize matter that you do not stuff down your throat in the first place. You simply cannot attribute the gross obesity common in America to bacteria.


15 posted on 12/19/2012 6:36:03 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: upchuck

The links are useless. Here’s one to a different article on the same subject. Amish are involved;

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120815174902.htm


17 posted on 12/19/2012 6:42:19 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: upchuck

Mouth bacteria is now being related to cardiovascular disease.

This is interesting to me.

I adopted a little fat baby and over a year the formerly thin vegan vegatarian became fat.


20 posted on 12/19/2012 6:55:37 AM PST by Chickensoup (Leftist Totalitarian Fascism coming to a country like yours.)
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To: upchuck

Link to article:

http://www.usaprepares.com/health/scientists-link-obesity-to-gut-bacteria


23 posted on 12/19/2012 7:13:25 AM PST by D. S. Mayfield
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To: upchuck

So, how do you get rid of the bad bacteria?


24 posted on 12/19/2012 7:14:14 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: upchuck

I’m no rocket scientist, but I have discovered that consuming more calories than I burn makes me fat.


31 posted on 12/19/2012 7:39:46 AM PST by BO Stinkss
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To: upchuck

bump for later


38 posted on 12/19/2012 8:24:19 AM PST by Ditter
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To: upchuck

I can see this being right. One use of antibiotics for livestock is to fatten them up.

Antibiotics as Growth Promotants: Mode of Action
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/ref/10.1081/ABIO-120005768

Microbial shifts in the swine distal gut in response to the treatment with antimicrobial growth promoter, tylosin.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22955886
“Antimicrobials have been used extensively as growth promoters (AGPs) in agricultural animal production. However, the specific mechanism of action for AGPs has not yet been determined. The work presented here was to determine and characterize the microbiome of pigs receiving one AGP, tylosin, compared with untreated pigs. We hypothesized that AGPs exerted their growth promoting effect by altering gut microbial population composition.”

Antibiotics in early life alter the murine colonic microbiome and adiposity.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22914093
“Antibiotics administered in low doses have been widely used as growth promoters in the agricultural industry since the 1950s, yet the mechanisms for this effect are unclear. Because antimicrobial agents of different classes and varying activity are effective across several vertebrate species, we proposed that such subtherapeutic administration alters the population structure of the gut microbiome as well as its metabolic capabilities. We generated a model of adiposity by giving subtherapeutic antibiotic therapy to young mice and evaluated changes in the composition and capabilities of the gut microbiome. Administration of subtherapeutic antibiotic therapy increased adiposity in young mice and increased hormone levels related to metabolism. We observed substantial taxonomic changes in the microbiome, changes in copies of key genes involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates to short-chain fatty acids, increases in colonic short-chain fatty acid levels, and alterations in the regulation of hepatic metabolism of lipids and cholesterol. In this model, we demonstrate the alteration of early-life murine metabolic homeostasis through antibiotic manipulation.”

Effect of antibiotic growth promoters on broiler performance, intestinal growth parameters, and quantitative morphology.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16553279

And there are more. Antibiotics have been livestock growth promoters for years. I imagine they have a similar effect on people by altering the intestine and flora.


39 posted on 12/19/2012 5:48:04 PM PST by Suz in AZ
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