Gut Germs May Influence Success of Weight Loss Surgery

March 5, 2015 9:00 PM

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THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- How many pounds someone loses after weight-loss surgery is linked to the types of germs they have in their gut, new research suggests.

The study found that higher levels of certain microbes -- specifically those that produce methane -- may translate to slightly less weight loss. These germs are known as methanogens.

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