New Research On Appetite-Suppressing Bacteria Could Help Fight Obesity

March 24, 2015 12:06 PM

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New Research On Appetite-Suppressing Bacteria Could Help Fight Obesity

Scientists already know that different kinds of gut bacteria -- those microbes inside our GI tracts that don't share our DNA yet are oh-so-integral to our health -- play crucial roles in breaking down our food, producing some vitamins and keeping harmful microbes at bay. For people struggling with excess weight and obesity, there is even more exciting emerging research on how gut bacteria may play a role in helping maintain our weight.

And in that same vein, one researcher may have found a way to engineer a gut bacterium that helps suppress hunger pangs.

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