Human colonic microbiota associated with diet, obesity and weight loss

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Background:It has been proposed that the development of obesity in humans is influenced by the relative proportions of the two major phyla of bacteria (Bacteroidetes and Firmicutes) present in the large intestine.Objective:To examine the relationships between body mass index, weight loss and the major bacterial groups detected in fecal samples.Design:Major… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2008.155

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