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Microbiome, immune system, and obesity


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Hm, while the article is restating something which has been known for quite a while, it uses it to absolve the bulkier readers of The Atlantic of personal responsibility and blame it all on "the microbiome." Over the last couple of decades, as obesity has become the norm, mainstream media has been bizarrely focused on "anorexic models" and blaming anything from advertising to big agra and big pharma for the inability of many of their readers to resist that supersized triple burger....

Of course, genetic plays a role. But individual microbiomes change dramatically over one's lifetime based on food and drink choices, exercise, etc.. To paraphrase the old Clinton campaign slogan,, "it's the calories (and to an extent, the type of calories), stupid!"


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