Skip to comments.After weight-loss surgery, new gut bacteria keep obesity away
Posted on 03/27/2013 2:46:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The logic behind weight-loss surgery seems simple: rearrange the digestive tract so the stomach can hold less food and the food bypasses part of the small intestine, allowing fewer of a meal's calories to be absorbed. Bye-bye, obesity.
A study of lab mice, published on Wednesday, begs to differ. It concludes that one of the most common and effective forms of bariatric surgery, called Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, melts away pounds not - or not only - by re-routing the digestive tract, as long thought, but by changing the bacteria in the gut.
Or, in non-scientific terms, the surgery somehow replaces fattening microbes with slimming ones.
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Any thing to this?
Is this anything like injecting someone else’s poop into your poop canal to cure diarrhea?
No? Well, never mind then.
Nope. Take part of the intestine out (especially the lleum) and you lose weight. Bacteria will replaces itself over time. But if you can’t absorb, you lose weight.
I’ve heard that works.
Healthy person’s poop.
The live culture used to make yogurt has the same weight-loss effect in mice. Not all yogurts are sold with live cultures, so shop around.
Finally found something I can sell on E-Bay!
I think I’d rather live with the diarrhea.