Dessert stomach: Gut microbiome may influence overindulgence of sweets

New research has found that the gut microbiome could affect overeating of sugary snacks

If you’ve ever found room for dessert even though you thought you were full, the bacteria in your gut might be to blame. Caltech scientists have shown that mice whose gut microbiome had been disrupted by antibiotics ate far more sugary snacks than normal mice, hinting at a bacterial influence on overeating behaviors.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Tags: Microbiome, Bacteria, Gut Bacteria, Antibiotic, Sugar, Diet, Behavior, Caltech

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