Could your poo indicate the best diet for you?
A recent study looked at the relationship between gut bacteria and dieting success on a high fibre diet (lots of veg and whole grains).
Participants were split into two groups based on the ratio of bacteria in their stool samples (high and low).
The high fibre diet worked best for participants in the high ratio group with an average of 3.1kg more fat loss than the low ratio group on the same diet.
When compared to a ‘standard’ diet: diet type had no influence on the low ratio group suggesting the diet they adopted did not offer any benefit or detriment to fat loss.
The authors speculate that ~50% of the population may have a high ratio gut bacteria phenotype meaning they may benefit from adopting a high fibre diet.
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