1. haidut

    Sterilizing The Gut Restores Insulin Sensitivity By Reducing Fatty Acid Oxidation

    I am posting this study just as an example of how important the role of endotoxin is in insulin resistance and diabetes. Similarly to the human study with aspirin, sterilizing the gut with antibiotics did not reduce the weight in the obese subjects (in this case mice). So, obesity may be a less...
  2. Philomath

    Sterilizing The Gut With Antibiotics Reverses Obesity

    From a study in the Nature Today journal: University of Geneva researchers reported that animals without intestinal microbiota had better glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, less white fat and lower body mass. Brown adipose tissue (BAT) promotes a lean and healthy phenotype and improves...