Microorganisms are the causative agents (pathogens) in many infectious diseases of both humans an animals. To prevent infection or food spoiling by eliminating bacteria and microbes from the surroundings, hygiene and its practice was created. As microorganisms, especially bacteria, are found everywhere, those that are harmful may be reduced to levels that are acceptable rather than eliminated. They are useful in producing foods, creating biofuels, treating waste water, chemicals and enzymes. The microbes or microorganisms that make up the gut flora in the gastrointestinal tract contribute to gut immunity … Allison Aubrey at NPR.org, reflects on new research with the mix of microbes:
“Have you ever been on a diet but didn't hit your goal weight? Your gut bacteria may be part of the explanation.
New research suggests the mix of microbes in our guts can either help — or hinder — weight-loss efforts.
“We started with the premise that people have different microbial makeups, and this could influence how well they do with dieting,” explains Purna Kashyap, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
As part of the study, Kashyap and his collaborators tracked the progress of people who were enrolled in a lifestyle-intervention program for weight loss. The participants were advised to follow a low-calorie diet, and they were tracked closely for about three months.
“We found that people who lost at least 5 percent of their body weight had a different gut bacteria as compared to those who did not lose 5 percent of their body weight,” Kashyap explains. Their findings are published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
The successful dieters had an increased abundance of a bacteria called Phascolarctobacterium, whereas another bacteria, Dialister, was associated with a failure to lose the weight. And, Kashyap says it's likely that there are other types of bacteria that might influence dieting as well.
So, how might bacteria influence weight loss? It turns out we can get a significant number of calories from our microbes.
Here's how it works: Consider what happens when you eat an apple. You digest most of it.
“But there's a certain part of the apple we can't absorb,” explains Martin Blaser, a professor in the Department of Microbiology at NYU Langone Medical Center. “We don't have the right enzymes to digest every bit of [the apple], but our bacteria can.”
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