Gut Bacteria May Spur Obesity - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 1 Old 03-05-2010, 01:30 AM - Thread Starter
 
Viola's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Nevada
Posts: 22,548
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 9 Post(s)
http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyl...ay/636635.html

Quote:
"Previous research has suggested that bacteria can influence how well energy is absorbed from food, but these [new] findings demonstrate that intestinal bacteria can actually influence appetite," Gewirtz explained.

He said the findings from mice suggest "that it's possible to 'inherit' metabolic syndrome through the environment, rather than genetically. Do obese children get that way because of bad parenting? Maybe bacteria that increase appetite are playing a part."
I had heard something related to viruses and obesity, but this is different. I wonder if it's related to breastfeeding and pristine gut and all that.
Viola is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off