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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: Boogieman
I was on cipro for a week due to a mild bout of prostatitis. Lost five pounds with no other change in diet or exercise.

Might be something to this. If you kill off certain types of gut bacteria, you don't have those bacteria helping to break down that much food and it just passes through.

Not saying this is healthy. From what I understand, this is how your guts are supposed to work...

16 posted on 12/19/2012 6:40:51 AM PST by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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