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Friday, September 07, 2012

Gut Bacteria During Pregnancy Mimic Metabolic Syndrome

Nutso. Not so.
The composition of microbes in the gut changes dramatically during pregnancy, and although these changes are normally associated with metabolic syndrome, they could be beneficial in pregnant women.

Omry Koren, PhD, from the Department of Microbiology and Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Colorado in Boulder, and colleagues published their findings in the August 3 issue of Cell.

According to the researchers, several studies suggest a role for "gut microbiota in driving metabolic disease, including inflammation, weight gain, and reduced insulin sensitivity."

Likewise, during pregnancy, bacterial load is reported to increase; however, "a comprehensive view of how microbial diversity changes over the course of normal pregnancy is lacking."

"The contribution of intestinal host-microbial interactions in promoting weight gain and other metabolic changes in the context of pregnancy remains to be evaluated," they add.
If at all, it is de minimis.

The real point is the use of this techno-bacterio-babble to suggest that people get fat from their gut bacteria.


It remains absolutely impossible to gain weight in the absence of more Calories in than out.

Gut bacterial composition notwithstanding.

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