Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Gut Bacteria Changes Versus Bariatric Surgery

"While bariatric surgery helps people drop pounds by rerouting the digestive tract so the stomach holds less food, a new study by researchers at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital shows that changes in the bacteria found in the gut may have more of an impact on weight loss.

According to the study, conducted on mice using the specific Roux-en-Y method of gastric bypass, the surgery almost immediately transforms bacteria into microbes most often found in slender people."

Altering Gut Bacteria Could Rival Bypass Surgery Effects - Diabetes Health