Bacteria Can Cause Obesity
Overweight, obese, obesity. If you read or hear these words, what would you think are the causes? There are many, such as eating fatty foods, too much intake of calories, limited exercise frequently drink soda, eat junk food hobby, genetics and many more. One more cause of newly discovered obesity experts, namely bacteria.
Yes, bacteria! Quite surprising really, this one is more microorganisms often causes abdominal pain and diarrhea. You should read this article until the end. Bacteria that live in the colon has an important role (or influence) on the problem of obesity. The bacteria will slow down the activity of brown fat burning process.
What is Brown Fat?
Brown fat in this study is not the fat that is contained in a bar of chocolate. Brown fat is fat that is responsible for the process of thermoregulation in the body, which convert calories into heat, and even burn the white fat. Recent research suggests that white fat is responsible for overweight men and brown fat in overweight young women.
Scientists from Imperial College London and Nestle Research Centerdi Lausanne conduct a series of experiments with rats. The first group of mice had normal intestinal microflora, whereas the second group of rats had no bacteria in the colon. The results showed that the sterile brown fat more active and burn calories quickly. Whereas mice that have normal microflora in the colon are more likely to gain weight.
The investigators believe that intestinal bacteria contribute to the fermentation of carbohydrates that are not appropriate. When the bacteria are not present, a number of metabolic processes disturbed, and calorie burning (lipolysis) occurs in brown adipose tissue and liver. It may be that this discovery will help create new ways to combat obesity by activation of metabolic processes with the participation of brown fat.