A Link Between Endotoxin and Obesity

Using both mice and human models, scientists in China have connected endotoxin to obesity. In mice, they found that inflammation associated with low-dosage endotoxin injections led to insulin resistance, weight gain and diabetes. In humans, they identified high levels of endotoxic Enterobacter cloacae B29 in obese patients. Altering the diet specifically to reduce this population of bacteria led to weight loss, decreased inflammation and, in some cases, recovery from diabetes and hypertension.

Weight Loss Via Gut Bacteria: The Microbiome-Obestiy Connection

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