Diet affects intestinal bacteria positive

Scientists from Greifswald have followed changes in the intestinal Multiple in obese diabetics during a diet. They have observed that the bacterial composition changed during the diet positive.

For six weeks, twelve diabetics were taking a Formula diet of 800 kilocalories per day. Then had changed your gut flora, and which had become significantly more diverse. The researchers report in the Online journal PLOS ONE. A bacterial species named Collins, Ella, the relationships can be seen with an increase in blood fats, and increased vascular calcification, was found after the six-week diet, but rare.

Following the Formula diet was introduced over nine weeks, gradually return to a normal diet. The intestinal Microbiome increased to a large extent the initial state of a – to the Collins Ella-bacteria, their number was 8.4-fold reduced and remained. The gastroenterologist, Dr. Fabian Frost appreciated this as a good sign: "This can be a Marker for the Slimming improved health." In further studies, the researchers want to investigate now the question of how the positive changes after the end of a diet program can be maintained.

The evidence suggests that the intestinal flora might play in Obesity, an even more important role than previously suspected. Senior physician Dr. Antje Steveling, head of the Greifswald obesity centre, explained: "Fully the Interaction between the bacteria and their control functions is not explored yet. However, it must be assumed that certain bacteria ensure that the same food led provided more energy in the body is absorbed than by other bacteria. The composition of the bacteria seem to be a reason why people food to digest so differently, why some quickly, others slowly – and can be removed."