Tags | bacteria, evidence, medicine, microbes, obesity, probiotics, science
“Just as there are a few major blood types that divide up the world, so too, a study has found, there are just three types of gut-microbe populations. The result could help to pinpoint the causes of obesity and inflammatory bowel disease, and to personalize medicine.”
“A person’s gut type might help to determine whether people can eat all they like and stay slim, whether they will experience more gut pain than others when sick and how well they can metabolize a certain drug.
It’s unclear whether a person’s gut type might change over time, either naturally or in response to something such as a steady diet of probiotic yoghurt.”