The Biochemist Blog

OBESITY: MANIPULATING OUR GUT MICROBIOTA IN THE QUEST TO BE LEAN

This is the second instalment of my three-part series that investigates how the correlative link between the gut microbiota and our weight has come to be. Obesity is a worldwide epidemiological epidemic and current interventions, both medical and lifestyle, are failing to thwart its increasing prevalence. Part 2 takes a close look at the association between obesity and the gut microbiota. We hold a microscope to a selection of studies that have provided a compelling link between the microbial community and our expanding waistlines.

OBESITY: MANIPULATING OUR GUT MICROBIOTA IN THE QUEST TO BE LEAN

This is the first instalment of my three-part series that investigates how the correlative link between the gut microbiota and our weight has come to be. Obesity is a worldwide epidemiological epidemic and current interventions, both medical and lifestyle, are failing to thwart its increasing prevalence. The discovery of that the gut microbial community is implicated in our expanding waistlines has spurred attempts to manipulate its composition – with novel procedures exploding onto the wellness scene.