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'Gut bugs' studied as a cause of obesity

By Bijal P. Trivedi
Globe Correspondent / May 22, 2006

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Here's an alternative explanation for the obesity epidemic: Blame it on bacteria. A small group of scientists say their research in mice suggests that a large part of the difference between fat people and thin people may come down to the microbes that live in their guts. (Full article: 921 words)

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