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Post-diet weight gain: the microbiota’s anti-yo-yo effect

Regaining the lost pounds is the dread of all dieters. But a few grams of gut microbiota gained during the diet may be enough to limit this “yo-yo” effect.   Rigorous monitoring of food intake is often required to avoid the infamous post-diet yo-yo effect. But is there another solution? A...
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Impact of bariatric surgery on gut microbiota

By short-circuiting the stomach or removing part of it, bariatric surgery significantly alters the gut microbiota. However, results seem to depend on the technique used.   Global prevalence of obesity almost tripled between 1975 and 2016* and now represents a major public health issue. Ba...
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Can we evaluate the risk of childhood obesity based on the intestinal flora?

The composition of the gut microbiota of a two-year old child could predict their subsequent risk of obesity, according to a Norwegian study that opens up new outlooks on the prevention of this disorder that keeps gaining ground all over the world.   Although poor diet and insufficient ph...
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Diet and health: the role of the intestinal microbiota in metabolic diseases

Recent publications underline the connection between the intestinal microbiota and diet and certain diseases like diabetes (types 1 and 2); they also hint at potential therapeutic benefits based on the use of probiotics and prebiotics. For example, we are told that the positive effects of a balan...
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