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New Way to Lose Weight? Changing Microbes in Guts of Mice Resulted in Rapid Weight Loss, Harvard University Study


3/28/2013 7:17:33 AM

Scientists at Harvard may have new hope for anyone who's tried to fight the battle of the bulge.New research, conducted in collaboration with researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital, has found that the gut microbes of mice undergo drastic changes following gastric bypass surgery. Transfer of these microbes into sterile mice resulted in rapid weight loss. The study is described in a March 27 paper in Science Translational Medicine.

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