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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.

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