Twins study shows how genes shape body weight by affecting gut microbes

Our genetic makeup influences whether we are fat or thin by shaping which types of microbes thrive in our body. By studying pairs of twins, researchers identified a specific bacterial family that is highly heritable and more common in lean individuals. Moreover, a member of this class of bacteria protected against weight gain when transplanted into mice. The findings pave the way for personalized probiotic therapies to reduce the risk of obesity-related diseases. —> Read More Here


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