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Infection induced Obesity
Do you know Infection can cause Obesity?
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A question most frequently asked in my OPD is “Why do I put on weight though I eat less and even my parents are not obese?
There are many reasons to it like genetics, quality of food choice, food component consumed but lately the most mind boggling is INFECTION
There are few some virus which are generally present in some packed foods, resistant to certain preparation also certain water quality contains adeno virus.
Researchers say 37% of childhood obesity and 19% of adult obesity are associated to it. More threatening news is that this has created an epidemic of obesity in third world and developing countries like Africa, India, China and South East Asia.
This virus not only brings obesity, researchers have associated this virus with hypertension and dyslipidemia and cardiac diseases.
Intestinal flora ( the bacteria and virus living in our intestine) has a major role in your digestion and the content you absorb.
So how can you deal with such situation,
In India we are often infected by a bacteria called H Pylori. This bacteria rising in existence due to unhygienic environment. This bacteria induces huge release of acid and ghrelin hormone in stomach , ultimately causing huge hunger and very high threshold of hunger satisfaction.
Diet is an important factor in shaping the gut ecosystem. A diet of highly processed foods, for example, has been linked to a less diverse gut community in people.
A new appreciation for the impact of gut microbes on body weight has intensified concerns about the profligate use of antibiotics in children. Hence I have been long recommending judicious use of antibiotics in kids and adults
the answer would be providing health bacteria to your digestive system and that can be done by good fresh cooked food, probiotics like curd
s to identify the precise strains of bacteria associated with leanness, determine their roles and develop treatments accordingly. Gordon has proposed enriching foods with beneficial bacteria and any nutrients needed to establish them in the gut—a science-based version of today’s probiotic yogurts. No one in the field believes that probiotics alone will win the war on obesity, but it seems that, along with exercising and eating right, we need to enlist our inner microbial army.