Eating poop pills could make you thin. Seriously.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
"In March 2016, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston will launch a clinical trial (Fecal Microbiota Transplant for Obesity and Metabolism) to study the impact of gut bacteria on weight. By transplanting the intestinal bacteria from a stool sample of a healthy, lean person into the gut of a person suffering from obesity, it might be possible to change the gut bacteria population of that obese person. As those lean microbesstart to populate the obese persons gut, it could reduce that persons propensity to obesity.
Or, to put it in less scientific terms, ingesting a tiny amount of fecal matter from a thin person could make you thin, too.
For a period of six weeks, some of the 20 patients taking part in the clinical trial will be given pills containing a tiny amount of a thin persons fecal matter, while the others will be given a placebo made of powdered cocoa and gelatin. Then, over the next 12 months, the researchers will track the weight and health of the 20 participants to see if there is any difference between those ingesting the poop pills and those ingesting the placebos. Theoretically, the people ingesting the fecal pills should lose more weight than the people ingesting the placebos."
Full article here - www.washingtonpo