Are Gut Bacteria Making You Fat? Part IV: Wrapping it Up

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By: Eirik Garnas   At this point, we don’t know exactly what characterizes the obese microbiome. However, it could be argued that we don’t really need to establish exactly which phyla and species of microbes that play a key role in obesity. Certainly, having more knowledge about the obese microbiome and the role of specific […]

Are Gut Bacteria Making You Fat? Part II: Ancestral vs. Westernized Microbiome

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By: Eirik Garnas   Why are we seeing these changes in the human microbiota? Studies show that the western lifestyle promotes a suboptimal phenotype, in the sense that highly processed diets, sedentary living, lack of sun exposure, etc., results in a gene expression that leads to poor health and disease (1,2). However, we’re now learning […]