Gut bacteria may be a culprit in human obesity

12/22/2011 | Yahoo!

Bacteria in the large intestine appeared to slow the activity of calorie-burning brown fats in mice, a study revealed. Gender differences in weight also were linked to the presence of such bacteria in the gut. The findings in the Journal of Proteome Research may lead to new ways to stimulate brown-fat activity to help stave off obesity in humans, researchers said.

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