callmejoe Posted December 19, 2012 Report Share Posted December 19, 2012 http://www.ft.com/cm...l#axzz2FSZF1Svm (from elsewhere - per DrB): Gut bacteria linked to obesity-related health problems UM scientists say microorganisms may lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, other diseases September 02, 2012|By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun The answer to why some obese people develop diabetes and other health problems may be found not in just a love for junk food, but in the bacteria that thrive deep in the human gut. Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have identified 26 species of intestinal bacteria linked to insulin resistance and the high blood pressure, cholesterol and sugar levels suffered by the obese. These preventable conditions often lead to potentially fatal health problems including stroke, heart disease and diabetes. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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