Research shows how human microbiome changes affect obesity

03/22/2013 | General Surgery News (free registration)

Two recent studies linked early use of antibiotics to obesity through possible microbiome changes while a third showed how bariatric surgery alters gut microbiota composition for beneficial outcomes. "We are just beginning to appreciate how integral the gut microbiome is to human health and disease," said New York University professor Dr. Ilseung Cho, lead investigator for one of the studies on antibiotics.

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