The Surprising Reason You Can’t Lose Weight
Obesity is a problem that millions of people in the U.S. have to strive to overcome every day. More than 35 percent of adults in the U.S. are obese – that’s 1 in every 3 adult Americans! Obesity contributes to thousands of deaths every year, and the medical cost of obesity in the country is $147 billion (data from 2008).
A new study has turned up interesting evidence to connect the gut flora in the stomach and intestines to medical complications that result from obesity. The richness of the bacteria in the gut and stomach affects the level of susceptibility to various diseases caused by obesity – including diabetes, heart disease, and more. This link could very well provide insight into how to combat obesity and obesity-related diseases.