{ad_before_content}
John Hopkins Study Links Obesity and Gut Bacteria

John Hopkins Study Links Obesity and Gut Bacteria

Researchers at Johns Hopkins recently conducted a study about obesity in mice and the results are quite interesting. As it turns out, the microbes found in the intestines has a much larger effect on obesity and insulin resistance in mammals including human beings.

The researchers found that by controlling the levels of gut bacteria as well as making modifications to the actions of the genes responsible for controlling metabolism, it is possible to prevent the growing problem of obesity as well as diabetes.

Metabolic syndrome is a known risk factor for various diseases related to obesity, like diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Researchers came to their conclusion after running a series of experiments for 21 weeks on normal mice as well as mice they genetically modified to lack a protein responsible for activating inflammation after receiving specific chemical signals known as TLR4. They found out that those that lacked TLRF showed symptoms of various conditions linked to metabolic syndrome. This included a huge increase in weight, insulin resistance, and an increase in body fat and liver fat.

The study suggests that modifying or manipulating bacterial levels can help prevent the development of what's referred to as metabolic syndrome.

In another recent development of a study of gut bacteria, the Mayo Clinic also found that gut bacteria play key roles in a lot of diseases. This includes rheumatoid arthritis where certain gut microbes were much more prevalent in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis compared to relatively healthy individuals.

If there's one key takeaway from all of it, is that it may be possible for doctors to find out soon if an individual is at risk for certain diseases from the levels of certain gut bacteria in their bodies.

{ad_after_content}

Today'sHottest

  • The Ebola infection can be blocked

    Scientists managed to block the Ebola infection in an early step to make a vaccine for this infection. They blocked it in the cell-culture experiments. The Ebola epidemic in the West Africa is the largest in history. It has begun in December 2013 and until then, it infected 27.678 (according to the…

  • How does Climate Change influence Your Health?

    Temperatures are rising and extremes of weathers can become more frequent. The quality of air also gets decreased. The change of climate is affecting the environment as well health of people. The National Climate Assessment 2014 had conducted a team of 300 experts and it was concluded that health…

  • Stress and Multiple Sclerosis

    People who are dealing with this disease for many years probably know how to handle their stress or to avoid it. Still, people who are not very familiar with it, usually have no idea what to do next, what is the next step, because they feel completely lost. Of course the same goes for their family…

  • Availability Of E-Cigarettes On The Internet Doesn’t Do Anything To Help Quit Smoking

    Cigarettes are a blend of 600 different products and ingredients. On being burnt, they give way to about 7,000 different chemicals. Many of these are known to cause cancer and many other complications. But science and technology has always been on the march, and so in comes the concept of electronic…

  • Easy ways to live well

    Most of the times, we blame our busy schedules for the physical and mental health problems we face. It is true that most of our issues are generated from our lifestyle, so here are a few easy ways to live well. • Eat healthy and fresh. The fresher and natural produce you eat, the better your…

  • Get rid of Alcohol easily

    Fundamentally, liquor recovery is much the same as liquor withdrawal, however it is a composed withdrawal strengthened with medication to have the capacity to control the side effects achieved by sudden untreated withdrawal. Not everybody will have these side effects, and the seriousness of every…

  • Overeating and anxiety

    It is regular for individuals of all ages to swing to nourishment when they learn about focused on and sincerely of equalization. At the point when eating, individuals frequently encounter an inclination of solace and quietness as they support their bodies and devour "encouraging"…