Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Can you really be allergic to alcohol? > Health-in-Motion 26 October 2016 Link between being overweight and our personal microbiome Recent headlines have suggested that there may be a link between being overweight and our personal microbiome – the astonishingly diverse and multitudinous assembly of microscopic organisms that inhabit our bodies. But new research raises doubt about the idea that being overweight is simply the result of a microbial imbalance as there doesn’t seem to be a significant difference in the microbe populations of obese people and folks with a healthy weight. Sadly, we may not be able to just blame out-of-whack bacteria in out guts for our extra pounds. 0 More: Daily Dose: Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news Mental health Quick survey: Would you tell your boss about your mental illness? Medical 5 ways to protect yourself against fungal infections this summer News SEE: 7 gripping facts on surgery Fitness Are women naturally fitter than men? Medical Shhhh! Patients are sleeping Lifestyle #MeToo in SA: This is what victims feel like From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Live healthier Watch out! » Gross fungal infections you can pick up at the gym You go to gym to exercise. But make sure the only thing you pick up is a dumbbell and not one of these gross fungal infections. Holiday health » Your 10-step asthma holiday checklist Don’t let asthma ruin your summer holiday. Whether you are travelling or embracing the summer at home, make sure you plan ahead.