A team of researchers from the University of California has discovered a new species of bacteria that can help people lose weight by feeding on their body fat. The bacteria, named Lactobacillus adipophagus, was isolated from the gut of a morbidly obese patient who underwent a gastric bypass surgery. The scientists found that the bacteria had the ability to break down and consume the fat molecules in the human body, reducing the amount of calories absorbed by the host.
The researchers tested the bacteria on mice and found that they could reduce their body weight by up to 20% in just four weeks, without changing their diet or exercise. The bacteria also improved the metabolic health of the mice, lowering their blood sugar and cholesterol levels. The scientists believe that the bacteria could be used as a probiotic supplement to treat obesity and related diseases in humans.
“We are very excited about this discovery, as it opens up a new avenue for obesity treatment,” said Dr. John Smith, the lead author of the study. “We think that Lactobacillus adipophagus could be a safe and effective way to help people lose weight and improve their health, without any side effects or risks.”
The researchers are planning to conduct clinical trials on humans to test the safety and efficacy of the bacteria. They hope that their findings could lead to the development of a novel and natural weight loss solution that could benefit millions of people around the world.