Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Theories of Obesity Not Considering Gut Flora Should Reconsider

"What is abundantly clear from this study is that mammalian gut flora is involved in appetite signaling, fat oxidation, lean tissue expression, regulation of plasma triglycerides, lipopolysaccharide translocation, fat-tissue inflammation, glucose control, leptin sensitivity, intestinal L-cell expression, satiety hormone secretion, and altered expression of endocannabinoid receptors.

None of these observations can be explained by resorting to theories that solely revolve around food reward or food palatability or toxic-food environments or circadian rhythms or insulin spikes or sedentary lifestyles."

Prebiotics, Mice And Weight Regulation | Syontix