Obese people have different microbiomes from those of normal-weight people; and giving germ-free mice the assortment of bacteria found in obese people causes them to gain weight. Now, SunHye Lee and Claire de La Serre at the University of Georgia and their colleagues have further explored this phenomenon—and found a surprising way to reverse changes to the microbiome induced by a high-fat diet. They presented their findings in the July meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior.
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