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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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