Gut Microbiome Contributes to a Substantial Proportion of the Variation in BMI and Blood Lipid Levels
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Microbiome
Gut microbiome plays an important role in the variation in BMI and blood lipid levels, independent of age, gender and host genetics.
Findings support the potential of therapies altering the gut microbiome to control body mass, triglycerides and HDL.
In layman's terms: http://time.com/4030145/bacteria-microbiome-cholesterol-levels/