Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 3 November 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 44, p. nf99
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.44.nf99]


Gut Instinct

Intestinal microbes promote fat buildup in mice

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: Unsuccessful dieters complain that their stomachs rule their lives. That might be an exaggeration, but the denizens of the digestive system could dictate how much fat an individual stockpiles, according to new research on mice. Bacteria in the intestine signal rodents to amass fat, the work shows, and the results might help researchers understand why some people gain weight and others don't.

Citation: M. Leslie, Gut Instinct. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (44), nf99 (2004).

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