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(Salon)   We're fat because our intestines are too clean   (salon.com) divider line 9
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2014-03-09 05:19:15 PM  
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There's something to that.  We're learning a lot about the gut microbiome.  There's evidence that reason some people are obese is because their gut bacteria are too efficient at metabolism.  There's also some links to autism and the gut.  Very exciting field of research right now.
2014-03-09 08:12:41 PM  
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Mugato: Mentat: There's something to that.  We're learning a lot about the gut microbiome.  There's evidence that reason some people are obese is because their gut bacteria are too efficient at metabolism.  There's also some links to autism and the gut.  Very exciting field of research right now.

I don't know anything about autism but as far as being fat, stop eating so much and move around a little bit. It's simple physics.


But see, that's just it.  If the microbiome of an obese person more efficiently metabolizes food, then they could eat less and still not lose weight.  It's not just about how much you eat but what you eat due to the fact that the microbiome adjusts to your diet.
2014-03-09 08:03:29 PM  
2 votes:
Sorry but no. We're fat because we lead sedentary lifestyles and we eat more than our bodies burn in energy.

It's not rocket science people, stop trying to make excuses for it.
2014-03-09 06:03:25 PM  
2 votes:
Yeah, no, I'm going with this reason why we're fat:

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2014-03-09 11:29:13 PM  
1 votes:

serial_crusher: Maybe people should focus on getting reasonable exercise regardless of other factors that make them fat.  Even if you don't get thinner, wouldn't it be great if you could walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded?  Lift your child off the ground to hug him?  Outrun a dangerous situation?


Except for running, which my joints & bones ain't up to anymore, those things are easy. As is walking the dogs 5 or 6 miles 3 or 4 times a week, sometimes more, till I got a tiny stress fracture under the ball of my foot that's been months in healing because the dogs need walking even only a mile at a time -- and to do that I have to walk 8/10 of a mile to her place and the same distance back. Rather than stay off it I'll stop when it starts to hurt, instead of taking two aspirin and going farther, because not walking isn't an option. Especially for the 1.5 year old feisty mutt: the cat doesn't want to play ALL the time, the old dog is too grumpy because she's breathing his air, and she's not allowed to wreck furniture. It's not like I'm immobile and I don't eat all that much even when I'm drunk.

Maybe a little motivation is in order, like a 25 year old Farkette to keep up with. EIP!
2014-03-09 09:54:15 PM  
1 votes:

xenophon10k: ReapTheChaos: Sorry but no. We're fat because we lead sedentary lifestyles and we eat more than our bodies burn in energy.

It's not rocket science people, stop trying to make excuses for it.

I'm so glad we have Dr. ReapTheChaos to set these namby pamby "scien-tists" straight and discredit their "re-search"


The scientists showed nothing to discredit calories in / calories out. And TFA is a light consumery gloss of various things; it's hardly to be taken seriously.

Fat people are still desperate for Yet Another Excuse to keep overeating. Bloggers and media and Fark Fat Apologists are eager to provide. It's metabolism, it's hormones, it's mysterious diseases, now it's that your poor widdle bacteria colony is too efficient. Farker please.

Stop comparing my metabolism and gut bacteria and shoe size to yours. It's a false distraction. If YOU take in fewer calories than YOU were before, then you will lose some body weight.
2014-03-09 08:54:57 PM  
1 votes:

ReverendJasen: Mentat: So even if an obese person eats less than a lean person, they may actually be extracting and storing more energy from that food, thus negating the benefit of eating less.

So they need to continue decreasing calorie intake until they find the magic amount of food that works?


Nahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

/need a toad or small dwarf living in your stomach
2014-03-09 08:34:37 PM  
1 votes:

Mugato: Mentat: Mugato: Mentat: There's something to that.  We're learning a lot about the gut microbiome.  There's evidence that reason some people are obese is because their gut bacteria are too efficient at metabolism.  There's also some links to autism and the gut.  Very exciting field of research right now.

I don't know anything about autism but as far as being fat, stop eating so much and move around a little bit. It's simple physics.

But see, that's just it.  If the microbiome of an obese person more efficiently metabolizes food, then they could eat less and still not lose weight.  It's not just about how much you eat but what you eat due to the fact that the microbiome adjusts to your diet.

But does that factor really affect weight that much? A difference in metabolism can really change the laws of physics?


What do you think metabolism is?  It's all physics.  If a microbiome is more efficient at metabolizing food, it extracts more energy from the food which is ultimately stored as fat.  So even if an obese person eats less than a lean person, they may actually be extracting and storing more energy from that food, thus negating the benefit of eating less.
2014-03-09 05:33:43 PM  
1 votes:

Mentat: There's also some links to autism and the gut.


I'm expecting to see a headline "Scientists find something not linked to autism"
 
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