I said I would stop re-blogging things so much and write more in my own words, but in this case words fail me.
What the actual hell?
Elaine Yu, an assistant professor and clinical researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, will be conducting a clinical trial to see if taking pills containing the freeze dried fecal matter of thin people will make fat people thin. If you’re thinking “How the everlovingcrap did this happen?” let me assure you, you are not alone.
Here is how the everlovingcrap this happened:
A series of studies (of mice and humans) found that thin and fat subjects had differences in their gut microbes. Then in a 2013 study, microbes were taken from four sets of human twins. In each set of twins, one was thin and one was fat. Those microbes were then transplanted into mice. Those mice who received microbes from the fat twin gained weight regardless of which of three diets they were fed (my favorite part of this study may be the use of the phrase “mouse chow” but that’s obviously…
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