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SUBJECT: Notes on Obesity from Roc Nutrition Investigator

Obesity discoveries: Transforming fat to thin via consuming branched chain amino acids and getting the proper bacteria in your guts by poop transplant. Science 341:1041 The promise of poop-Fecal transplants offer hope for treating many diseases, including obesity and C. difficile infections which kill 14,000 yearly in the US. It may alleviate 15 diseases including Parkinson's and Crohn's disease. Science 341:954-7......Why does ice cream taste so good? High-fat foods activate a reward circuit in the brain involving dopamine, a neurotransmitter that regulates pleasure. Overconsumption of high-fat foods is thought to dampen this dopamine-induced reward sensation, leading to compensatory consumption of even more high-fat foods. Science 341: 694......Bariatric surgery works. Bariatric surgery to alter the digestive tract is currently the only effective treatment option with sustained beneficial effects on body weight and comorbidities such as type-2 diabetes. Here's how. Science 341:351......

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