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The role of the microbiota in the fight against obesity is still under investigation

Some biological disparities are apparent. Eating exactly the same amount of food, some people will gain weight, and some people will not gain extra grams. Why? Danish and Dutch researchers come up with a tantalizing answer MicrobiomePeople who gain the most weight appear to have gut microbiota that extract more energy from the food they eat. Excess energy, which is then stored by the body as fat. Knowing this, would it be enough to tweak the composition of the trillions of microbes that colonize our guts to make obese people lose weight?

Transition to the clinical phase

“This study seems to provide an interesting signal between composition microbiota and weight gain, but you should be careful because this is only an observational study that can only show a correlation between these two elements, not proof of causation.”warns director Francois Luye…

Source: Le Figaro

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