The right type of germs might be able to help fight fat. That's the finding of scientists at
They say different kinds of bacteria that live inside the gut can help spur obesity or protect against it. The researchers transplanted intestinal germs from fat or skinny people into mice, and watched the rodents change. And whether or not the good germs could move in and do their job was determined by what they ate.
The report raises the possibility of one day turning gut bacteria into personalized fat-fighting therapies.
The research is reported in the journal Science.