Obesity and Weight Managment

It was only in 2006 that the first major research was reported which showed that a change in the gut bacterial community was associated with obesity. These early studies were done in mice, but human studies quickly showed the same pattern change.

Microbial ecology: human gut microbes associated with obesity

This is a very recent study that evaluated the Prebiotin WM formula in a randomized double-blind study in obese females. The findings showed a “huge” positive change in the bacterial gut mix but also showed solid changes in the BMI and weight.

Lessons from an exploratory, double-blind intervention study with inulin-type fructans in obese women

This is another randomized blinded study on overweight females with a basal metabolic index of between 25 and 35. Significant improvement in metabolic and obesity parameters were seen.

Oligofructose-enriched inulin improves some inflammatory markers and metabolic endotoxemia in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A randomized controlled clinical trial.

This Chinese author is an outstanding researcher and the publication, Nature Review/Microbiology is very well respected. He outlines how quickly the abnormal gut bacterial mix has gone from a “correlation” where the findings of an abnormal bacterial mix and obesity were found together but not a cause and effect. Then in a very short time, other researchers have done just that, showing “causality”, a way that this abnormal gut dysbiosis can produce obesity.

The gut microbiota and obesity: from correlation to causality

Better eating behavior seems to be related to enhanced diversity in the gut microbiota or bacteria collection. One simple method of making this change are prebiotics.

Prebiotics may enhance favorable eating behavior

This is a very recent article that reviews what happens to the bacterial makeup of the gut with obesity. These are very clear cut cause and effect results. The article closes with “….probiotics and prebiotics seem to be the most effective tools”

Obesity as a consequence of gut bacteria