More evidence of gut bacteria’s involvement in obesity and insulin resistance

I’ve written before about how weight management might be a lot more about what is happening in your gut than whatever diet of the month you are trying.¬† This is one reason why bariatric surgery may be the most effective long-term weight loss solution available; it changes and restores the makeup of gut microbiota.

New research released at the end of 2018 is taking this understanding of microbiota even further, finding strong ties with a specific bacteria called Akkermansia muciniphila¬†not only to obesity but also increased insulin resistance and other effects of aging when looking at how specific types of gut bacteria change over time. Continue reading “More evidence of gut bacteria’s involvement in obesity and insulin resistance”