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  • Bacteria that live in the gut change after gastric-bypass surgery and may aid in weight loss, according to a recent study. Gastric surgery helps people lose weight by shrinking the size of the stomach and making it tougher to absorb calories, now scientists think it may also adjust gastrointestinal bacteria, contributing to weight loss and raising the possibility for less-drastic obesity treatment. [View news story]
    Read the last sentence:"...raising the possibility for less-drastic obesity treatment." I think that's exactly what the drug company is trying to do: use certain "good bacteria" to help people lose weight, and skip the "drastic" surgery.
    Mar 29 01:04 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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