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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Back to the microbiota - impact of the type of dietary fat
So back to another sexy term. Not epigenetics this time but the microbiome. There are studies out there that show that the gut midrobiome of the obese differs from that of the lean (and fecal transplants from lean to obese can make them lose fat). This study seems to show that saturated fats shift gut microbiota profiles toward those typical of obese individuals, and that dietary fatty acid saturation influences shifts in gut microbiota independently of changes in body mass.
Oh noes, don't tell me that my saturated fat bias is being challenged?