Does caloric restriction prime the microbiome for pathogenic bacteria?

K. Leigh Greathouse, Abigail J. Johnson

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A recent study in Nature finds significant shifts in the gut microbiome of post-menopausal women on severe calorie restriction concomitant with weight loss. Microbiota transplantation to germ-free mice display a similar weight loss, along with a bloom in C. difficile, unlocking clues to microbial metabolic alteration in weight loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1209-1211
Number of pages3
JournalCell Host and Microbe
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 11 2021

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