Can you really ‘catch’ obesity?

“Obesity could be contagious like superbug C diff, suggest scientists,” The Daily Telegraph reports. This rather alarming headline follows a study that explored characteristics of bacteria living in the human gut.

The study did not, however, look at any link to obesity….
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“Obesity could be contagious like superbug C diff, suggest scientists,” The Daily Telegraph reports. This rather alarming headline follows a study that explored characteristics of bacteria living in the human gut.

The study did not, however, look at any link to obesity. There’s no reason to think that you can “catch” obesity from spending time with people who are overweight.

The colony of bacteria in the human gut (known as the microbiome) affects how we digest food, our immune system, how our body temperature remains stable, and other bodily functions. Little is known about the hundreds of species of bacteria living in our guts, because they were thought to be difficult to culture in the laboratory.

In this study researchers showed that about 40% of the gut bacteria known to scientists could be cultured. Further investigation

Read more http://myhealthyeating.eu/can-you-really-catch-obesity/
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