The Link Between Gut Bacteria Toxins and Weight Gain

A new study by researchers from Nottingham Trent University in the UK has revealed that certain parts of gut bacteria, known as endotoxins, can leak into the bloodstream and damage fat cells, leading to weight gain.

To investigate the findings, the researchers examined two types of fat cells: white fat cells, which store energy, and brown fat cells, which utilize energy and are associated with metabolic activity.

The researchers found that white fat cells in obese individuals were less likely to transform into brown fat cells compared to those in lean individuals, due to the elevated levels of endotoxins present in the blood of obese participants.