Did fecal transplant make woman obese?

February 5, 2015 2:33 AM

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The case of a normal-weight woman who rapidly became obese after receiving a fecal transplant from an overweight relative has raised new concern over the screening of donated stool.

The patient, who underwent the novel procedure to treat a recurring bacterial infection in her intestines, has gained more than 40 pounds since the transplant and continues to gain weight, according to a case report published Wednesday in the journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases.

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