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The Link Between Gut Bacteria And Obesity

James Kinross, consultant colorectal surgeon at King Edward VII’s Hospital, has written an article for the HuffPost that considers how the bacteria within our gut plays a role in determining our weight.

“The global obesity epidemic is growing at a staggering rate and shows no sign of slowing; 1 in 3 people in the UK will be obese by 2034 and 1 in 10 will develop Type 2 diabetes. Prevention remains the most effective treatment strategy for addressing this unprecedented public health catastrophe. The solution requires changes in health policy and eating behaviours. But, one scientific question remains unanswered: why are some of us susceptible to weight gain while others can eat anything with impunity?…”

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