Wageningen UniversityObesity is a grave problem which is faced by several people. Apparently, diet, exercise and genes are not the only aspects which may find out if a person could out to be obese. The proportion of the intestinal bacteria could also report for a person’s obesity. Supposedly, Wageningen microbiologists and colleagues from the University of Amsterdam are disputing this matter.

The authors apparently center their opinion on various investigational studies executed mainly on laboratory animals. These studies can illustrate that the intestines of mice that are obese, seem to comprise of more bacteria kinds which may capably change stodgy food into convenient fatty acids. When experts transplanted the gut flora of fat mice into mice devoid of such gut flora, the fat percentage seems to have augmented considerably in these supposed germ-free mice. It is assumed that the gut flora called gut microbiota of these obese mice may also influence hormones caught up in fat storage.

Obese people also appear to have such effective gut bacteria. The study authors claim that they seem to obtain more energy from food which turns into fat faster. Several studies apparently also indicate this opinion even though the outcomes may not be constantly decisive.

Professor Willem de Vos, one of the authors of the publication, commented, “’The study of gut bacteria in humans is rather complex. Every human being has a unique composition of microbiota, which makes research difficult. We want to use this review article as a first step into a territory which is abandoned by and large. Research into the relationship between microbiota and obesity in humans can only begin afterwards.”

It is consequently uncertain as to how far capable gut bacteria may augment the danger of obesity. The question that lingers on the researcher’s minds is if their influence is larger or lesser than diet, exercise or a person’s genetic profile? The Wageningen microbiologists are planning to examine this in a huge European study.

In another project, they are investigating along with Amsterdam researchers, the degree to which the proportion of the microbiota of obese patients may be inclined in favor of less effective bacteria. Moreover, they may release the gut bacteria of non-obese people into that of over-weight people. This experiment appears to be in full swing.

The study was published in the scientific journal Diabetologia.