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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Say Hello to (My Trillions of) Little Friends: Gut Bacteria and Your metabolsm

Research Review: Say Hello to (My Trillions of) Little Friends: Gut Bacteria and Your Metabolism

by Helen Kollias, February 27th, 2009.

Lonely? Well you shouldn’t be, because you have trillions of friends with you all the time. Sure, they’re kind of small, but they’re always with you, wherever you go. In fact, they’re such good friends that you have more of them than cells in your body! You have hundreds of trillions of micro-organisms in your body, while you have only a measly ten trillion cells. Most of those micro-organism buddies are bacteria.

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