Mad Scientist: Fecal transplant is frequently done at the university hospital where I work. It's amazingly effective against c. diff when all high powered antibiotics have failed.The study of the "microbiome" (genetics of all the microbes in and on our bodies) is a very hot field in science research right now.
BullBearMS: Fear the Clam: I'm betting that there's going to be a lot of findings in the next couple of decades about the role of intestinal fauna in health issues./That being said, you're still fat because of too many calories going in and not enough of them burning off.Recent studies show that it may not be that simple.Gut bacteria may be able to "spread" obesity from one organism to another when they are transplanted, at least in mice, a new study suggests.In the study, mice that had been raised in a sterile environment, so that they lacked gut bacteria, were transplanted with gut bacteria from either a lean person or an obese person. The researchers used gut bacteria from pairs of human twins, one of whom was lean and one who was obese.Mice that received bacteria from an obese twin gained more weight and fat than those that received bacteria from a lean twin, according to the study published today (Sept. 5) in the journal ScienceWhat's more, the transplant altered the metabolism of the mice: animals that received gut bacteria from an obese person had changes in their metabolism that have been linked with obesity in humans (such as increased production of compounds called branched-chain amino acids). Those that received gut bacteria from a lean person had changes linked with weight loss (such as increased breakdown of carbohydrates).The findings add to a growing body of research suggesting that gut bacteria may influence weight.
liam76: Dragonblink: I got an infection while in labor, and it turned out one of the three antibiotics they gave me for it in the hospital is actually avoided in Europe because it's infamous for giving patients a raging case of c. diff.You know what's worse than having c. diff? Having c. diff while healing from a c-section and taking care of a newborn./didn't get a poop transplant, just more antibioticsRemember which one?
camaroash: Carn:Amazing stuff. There have been several articles recently about how gut bacteria may also effect our mood to some extent.Do you have any links?
caddisfly: FTFA:"Within 48 hours, he was on the table of an operating room having his colon removed," Hirsch said. "He went from a healthy, jogging, middle-aged normal guy to an individual who is fated to shiat out of his side for the rest of his life into a colostomy bag."/but will save a small fortune on toilet paper
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