Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
What's the story with these ads on Slashdot? Check out our new blog post to find out. ×
Science

Submission + - Microbes May Slim Us Down After Gastric Bypass->

sciencehabit writes: Gastric bypass surgery is supposed to work by shrinking the size of the stomach, leading to rapid weight loss. But a new study reveals that the procedure changes the population of microbes in our guts, and that these microbes themselves may be helping us lose weight. When researchers transfered microbes from mice that had undergone gastric bypass to mice that hadn't, the recipeint mice loss 5% of their body weight in two weeks. No surgery required.
Link to Original Source
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Microbes May Slim Us Down After Gastric Bypass

Comments Filter:

As long as we're going to reinvent the wheel again, we might as well try making it round this time. - Mike Dennison

Working...