FMT not linked to weight loss outcomes in patients undergoing bariatric surgery

Fecal microbiota transplantation 6 months before bariatric surgery did not reduce body weight in a small cohort of patients with obesity in Finland, according to study results published in JAMA Network Open.“The intestinal microbiota has aroused interest as a potential target for the treatment of obesity,” Perttu Lahtinen, MD, of the department of gastroenterology at Paijat-Hame Central Hospital, and colleagues wrote. “Fecal microbiota transplantation has been effective in treating obesity in mouse models.“The differences in the intestinal microbiota of lean and obeseRead More

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