Bryan Hubbard
July 17 2019

Why is it that some people put on the pounds, yet others—eating a similar diet—don't?
The answer could be down to one type of bacteria in the gut, or the lack of it. The bacterium is called Akkermansia muciniphila, and it seems to regulate weight gain and even type 2 diabetes, which often occurs after people start becoming seriously overweight, or obese.

So, people who easily put on weight could be low in levels of the bacterium, while slimmer folk have ample stores of it in their gut.

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