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Dramatic shift in gut microbes and their metabolites seen after weight loss surgery

Dramatic shift in gut microbes and their metabolites seen after weight loss surgery

Obesity is linked with the composition of microbes in the human gut. In new research, bacterial composition in the gut, as well as accompanying metabolites are shown to undergo a profound and permanent shift, with microbial diversity significantly increasing following gastric bypass surgery. Continue reading Dramatic shift in gut microbes and their metabolites seen after weight loss surgery

He wants to sell you a $300 'fasting diet' to prolong your life. It might not be as crazy as it sounds

He wants to sell you a $300 'fasting diet' to prolong your life. It might not be as crazy as it sounds

It's not every day, after all, that a tenured professor at a prestigious university starts peddling a mail-order diet to melt away belly fat, rejuvenate … Continue reading He wants to sell you a $300 'fasting diet' to prolong your life. It might not be as crazy as it sounds

One in five surgical weight-loss patients take prescription opioids seven years after surgery

One in five surgical weight-loss patients take prescription opioids seven years after surgery

While the proportion of adults with severe obesity using prescription opioids initially declines in the months after bariatric surgery, it increases within a matter of years, eventually surpassing pre-surgery rates of patients using the potentially addictive pain medications, according to new research. Continue reading One in five surgical weight-loss patients take prescription opioids seven years after surgery