Diets In Review – Altering Gut Bacteria to Manipulate Weight Could Help Obesity Management

Vidazorb’s resident RD Mary Hartley recently wrote an article on the link between probiotics and weight loss for Diets in Review.

You have one big family of 100 trillion bacteria living in your gut. That’s ten times more bacteria than total human cells. So far scientists have identified more than 500 strains, each an independent organism with a unique set of genes and talents. It’s important to keep your big family happy.

The “friendly” bacteria in your gut help to digest your food and regulate your immune system. Most of those friends are members of the Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium genera. We all share certain specific bacterial colonies, but there is wide variation in the overall balance. We each have different proportions of bacterial species in us, and bacterial imbalance may contribute to many diseases including allergies, infections, and autoimmune conditions, and now, obesity …

To read the full review, head over to Diets in Review or view it here!