Good gut bacteria can help with controlling weight and inflammation

Obstructive Sleep Apnea for most sufferers is a result of obesity and inflammation. A recent study discussing new research from scientists at Washington University in St. Louis reports what type of bacteria and how much bacteria the body impacts obesity and internal inflammation.

Bacteria in the gut. Can it make us thin or fat?

  • The human body has ten-fold more bacteria in the body than it has cells.
  • Recent studies show the mix of bacteria makes a difference in our health.
  • Good bacteria and more diverse bacteria tend to live in healthy lean bodies.
  • Bad bacteria and as much as 25% less over-all-bacteria is found in obese bodies.
  • The wrong type of bacteria drives inflammation; which is a key reason in Sleep Apnea.
  • A new study shows that swapping the good bacteria into an obese body cause weight loss along with eating foods that promote good bacteria growth; mostly low fact high fiber foods.

Wouldn’t it be nice if this is the beginning of an overall understanding on what is causing our drastic rise of Obstructive Sleep Apnea? Take a look at what CBS has to say about it.


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