The Diagnosis: Is Obesity Contagious?
March 23, 2016•9 min
Dr. Mike dishes on how obesity may result from gut inflammation and infection.Why can your friend eat a plate piled with food and not gain a pound, while you monitor your portion intake and still can't lose weight? Do your housemates have a similar waistline to your own? Do you share the same diet?Your gut microbiome reflects the quality of food you put in your mouth on a regular basis. It doesn't count calories, but it does count nutrients. Ready-made fast foods and convenient meals packed with preservatives and sweeteners do your gut no favors.Obesity and inflammation may be transmissible through diet. An abnormal gut micribiome can be cultivated by a diet that prefers convenience to nutrition. If you and your housemates eat poorly, you can all develop chronic diseases that start with an unhealthy gut.Listen in as Dr. Mike shares how obesity can spread with unhealthy eating choices.