Just when you thought all you had to worry about was getting in your workouts and healthy food. Now, gut bacteria has entered the scene as another reason for being unable to lose fat.
Obesity has risen to an epidemic status and scientists are turning their attention to gut bacteria as the cause. Research indicates a link to the trillions of microbes populating our gut and their relation to human metabolism and adipose (fat).
This could get really complicated with lots of biological terminologies, but let's keep it simple with a clear understanding of what's going on in our gut. We begin forming gut bacteria from birth and our microbial balance is established from our food and environment. Think of good fighting evil continuously in our gut. When bad bacteria triumphs over good, an ugly imbalance occurs.
A study published by the Department of Microbiology, Cornell University suggests “the microbiota can influence host adiposity through energy extraction from the diet”. Simply stated, bad gut bacteria can alter our metabolism so we convert food to stored fat....