Thursday, December 18, 2008

Gut Flora and Weight Loss: A Surprising Connection?

"You can never have enough healthy gut flora" said my husband jokingly as I rambled on about this recent study at the NIH about the impact of gut flora on weight. Although weight is not of huge importance for my family, it is a huge issue (no pun intended) for many families and gut flora may be the key reason many people are overweight. My husband, who seems to have a different approach to these things says "it might be the overwhelming consumption of Big Macs and large fries." But I'm wearing him down. See the NIH study Gut Microbiomes Differ Between
Obese and Lean People.

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Kyndra said...

I recently found out about the probiotic drink Yakult and now I drink it every day and my kids like it too because it is so yummy. Do you know about it? What do you think?

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