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Can a lack of gut bacteria make you overweight? But what shapes the bacterial colonies that live in your gut?
Is it the foods you eat? Or could it be your genetic makeup?
More importantly, can you manipulate your gut microbiome to protect yourself against obesity?
In this report, we look at how our genes and our gut microbiome may influence our weight, and whether there’s anything we can do about it – or not.
Grab “Are your genes, gut microbiome and weight connected?” below:
Conveniently download this 30-page science report. Contains links to extra reading materials and scientific references.
Topics covered in this report:
- What’s the gut microbiome?
- Your gut microbiome and disease
- The scope of this report
- Can our genes influence our gut microbiome?
- Genetically inheritable microbes
- Inheritable microbes and weight
- Genes for Christensenellaceae
- Christensenellaceae implants
- Genes impact microbiome and weight (graphical abstract)
- What is metabolic syndrome?
- Inflammation and gut microbiome
- TLR5 receptors and obesity
- Can you influence your gut microbiota?
- Butyric acid and friendly bacteria
- Just Granny Smith apples?
- Probiotics and obesity
- Probiotics and appetite hormones
- NAPEs, satiety and body fat
- Propionate and hunger regulation
- So, what have we learned?
- Your key takeaways
- References and resources
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