Beijing: Body fat or obesity is caused by bacteria and not by laziness or over eating alone, according to research by Chinese scientists, as official media here reported bacteria, and not just gluttony or laziness, may be to blame.The bacteria can actually make genes generate fat, a report in the state-run China Daily said today quoting a research team led by Zhao Liping, a professor of microbiology and associate dean at the School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.They pointed out the precise link between a particular kind of bacteria and obesity, it said.The paper was published on December 13 in the journal of the International Society for Microbial Ecology.It showed that a pathogen, or infectious agent, isolated from the gut of an obese human induced obesity and insulin resistance in germ-free mice.
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