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Our Germs – What Do We Know About Them?

A friend sent me a great article called "Some of My Best Friends Are Germs" by Michael Pollan about the efforts by a team led by Rob Knight at the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado, Boulder working on something called the American Gut project. The team analyzes the hundreds of microbial species harbored by [...]

Does the type of bacteria in our gut make us obese?

This is an interesting study about gut bacteria, intestinal gas and obesity - but I don't exactly agree with conclusions. The authors conclude that people become obese because they have higher amounts of hydrogen and methane (if we could only stop the hydrogen and methane!). But to me the opposite seems more likely. People struggling with [...]

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