Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > 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: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical 'Game changer' tuberculosis drug cures 8 in 10 Lifestyle Bad news: Your chocolate Labrador won't live as long as other Labs Medical A staggering 30 million Americans now have diabetes Medical Could even high-fat dairy be good for you? Diet and nutrition Brain's 'self-control' centre may be key to weight-loss success Medical Going deaf – a story of gradual hearing loss From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Healthy gut » IBS – 4 symptoms that extend beyond your stomach When you think of IBS, symptoms that come to mind include diarrhoea, constipation and gas. However, there are other symptoms that extend beyond your stomach. Sex health » Do you feel sad after sex? This is why and what you can do about it A new study published in the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy has revealed that 41% of the men surveyed had felt sad after sex in the previous four weeks.