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Gut Bacteria and Obesity

In this video, Dr Alan Walker discusses the role of the gut microbiome on obesity and weight loss.

Dr Alan Walker is a microbiologist by training with specific research interests in the bacteria that inhabit the gastrointestinal tract of mammalian hosts.

He is a Senior Lecturer/Principal Investigator at the Rowett Institute within the University of Aberdeen. In the lab his team combines anaerobic microbiology with DNA sequencing technologies in order to examine interactions between host diet and the intestinal microbiota of humans and animals, and how these factors may contribute to host health.

Here is a series of articles on gut bacteria and obesity from the BBC Future.

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Nutrition Science: Obesity and Healthy Weight Loss

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