Absence of Stomach Bacteria Tied to Weight Gain

Love to Eat| Scientists have been long concerned that America’s obsession with cleanliness and anti-bacterial products could result in a lowering of the body’s natural defenses to fight disease.

France has previously explored the relationship with weight gain and stomach bacteria. Now American researchers are concerned that the absence of a stomach protein TLR5 in some people, allows bacteria to multiply, increasing inflammation and ultimately causing weight gain and a host of medical conditions.

Researchers aren’t 100% certain what causes the lack of TLR5 protein but they have openly expressed concerns that anti-bacterial products are part of the problem. Simply stated, some bacteria are good for you and necessary for healthy body ecology. Read on in Healthy Diet.