Christensenellaceae helps against Weight Gain, say Researchers

November 7, 2014 1:06 PM

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A recent study shows that genetic composition of a person determines whether he/she will be fat or thin. Researchers can find this by determining specific types of microbes thriving in our body.

A team of researchers at King's College London and Cornell University have identified a specific, small bacterial family, called Christensenellaceae. It is heritable and is more often found in individuals that have a low body weight.

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