WHAT ROLE DOES BACTERIA PLAY ON OUR GUT? – (08-13-07)

Mechanisms underlying the resistance to diet-induced obesity in germ-free mice

Many researchers consider the bacteria in our gut as another organ system given the magnitude of effects these bacteria have on our systems as a whole. Detoxification, protection, conversion of compounds to active forms, formation of Vit B12, the list is endless.

This article brings to light the concept that the bacteria in our gut may also play a role in weight balance, both for good and for bad. Maybe some day in the future the focus on antibiotic overuse will not be on antibiotic resistance, but rather how destroying the bacteria that are supposed to be there wreaks havoc on our balance.

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For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.







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