Do Your Gut Bacteria Influence Your Metabolism?

12:02 minutes

In a new study, researchers were able to make mice lean or obese by altering their gut bacteria. Jeffrey Gordon, an author of the study, discusses how the interaction between diet and the microbial community in our gut influences our health.

Segment Guests

Jeffrey Gordon

Jeffrey Gordon is a microbiologist and director of the Center of Genome Sciences and Systems Biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

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About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is Science Friday’s associate producer. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.