Gut bacterial richness may affect weight, studies show

08/28/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

People with low gut bacterial richness showed greater adiposity, insulin resistance and dyslipidemia than those with high bacterial richness, a study in the journal Nature indicated. Another study in the same journal noted pronounced dys-metabolism and low-grade inflammation in patients with low bacterial richness, but such conditions may be improved somewhat through dietary intervention, researchers said.

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