The bacteria made me fat!
You may think you have dinner all to yourself, but you're actually sharing it with a vast community of microbes waiting within your digestive tract. A new study from a team including Carnegie's Steve Farber and Juliana Carten reveals that some gut microbes increase the absorption of dietary fats, allowing the host organism to extract more calories from the same amount of food.Crap.
Previous studies showed gut microbes aid in the breakdown of complex carbohydrates, but their role in dietary fat metabolism remained a mystery, until now.
There is no role.
Only more Calories in than out will make someone fat.
But if you want to blame gut bacteria, you're in luck!
Get a fecal transplant and shut-up.