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Does bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from the gut cause obesity?

Does lipopolysaccharide (LPS), also known as endotoxin, cause obesity? Reasons to think it might (in mice at least) come from a high-profile paper published in the journal Diabetes in 2007 and titled “Metabolic Endotoxemia Initiates Obesity and Insulin Resistance” (cited … Continue reading

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Graphic faecal transplants and obesity

The gut microbiota has been a popular area of research over the past few years and few¬†aspects of this research¬†have gained quite as much attention as the role of the gut microbiota in obesity. One of the studies that started … Continue reading

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