Gut Microbes Linked to Weight and Metabolic Syndrome
Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine published in the August 2012 issue of PLoS a study showing that there are at least 26 species of bacteria linked to obesity and the metabolic syndrome traits such as body mass, triglycerides, cholesterol, glucose levels, CRP, insulin resistance, and high blood pressure.
We know that many factors alter the makeup of the gut ecosystem such as diet, inflammatory conditions, infections, maldigestion, stress, antibiotics, many drugs such as steroids, NSAIDs, and birth control pills, exposure to environmental toxins, and immune dysfunction.
It is vital that the gut ecosystem be protected if we're going to enjoy good health. To learn more about how a disordered ecosystem causes disease click here.