Reply
Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 5,616
Registered: ‎10-01-2014

Would you do this to lose weight?

A researcher from Massachusetts General is commencing a new study where she will collect fecal matter from slim, healthy people, freeze dry it, place it into capsules for obese people who will be asked not to change their eating habits or diets. Link below to the article.

 

I have done a lot of reading lately on the gut being the body's second brain, so this study actually makes sense to me. Not sure I would want to try it though . . . Would you?

 

Ars Technica article

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. - Aesop
Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 6,848
Registered: ‎06-10-2010

Re: Would you do this to lose weight?

NO...I think I may puke!! 

Trusted Contributor
Posts: 1,580
Registered: ‎06-15-2015

Re: Would you do this to lose weight?

 

Nope. I am a firm believer in the proven way of losing and maintaining my weight. And yes, I have been fat. From a low of 122# to a high of 219#(when 12-15 years old).

 

That much proven way(assuming you have no underlying health issues) is EAT LESS/MOVE MORE.

 

Let's see? I WAS fat and I was very slim? Now as far as FM? Not sure how that works with this once very fat, slender old man.

 

This must be another money grabbing bunch of "who shot john"?

 

 

hckynut(john)

hckynut(john)
Honored Contributor
Posts: 23,309
Registered: ‎05-10-2010

Re: Would you do this to lose weight?

Fecal transplants are not new, they have been doing that for quite some time for people who have gaststrointestinal disases that are bacterial in nature.  I know nothing about this study, and it is just a study, so it means nothing now.  Apparently, the researchrs are investigatint the possibilty the some obesity might be caused by a lack of or diminished healthy bacteria in the gi tract.  Since we are talking about a research study; no I would not particpate either as a donor or a recipient.  However, if I was suffering with a C diff infection that was not responding to medical treatment and my gastroenterologist suggested a fecal transplant, I would do it because it''s a generally accepted medical procedure.  

Honored Contributor
Posts: 29,079
Registered: ‎01-08-2011

Re: Would you do this to lose weight?

No way!  and I think the FDA would "be all over this"!

Honored Contributor
Posts: 9,716
Registered: ‎06-19-2010

Re: Would you do this to lose weight?

Yuk!  No, thank you.  What if you couldn't keep it down and then mouth might smell like...poop!!  There's an easier way to lose weight.

"The quieter you become, the more you can hear". (By Ram Dass, an American Spiritual Teacher) \em>
Honored Contributor
Posts: 13,319
Registered: ‎03-11-2010

Re: Would you do this to lose weight?

Oh that's disgusting. Just the thought of that in your stomach is enough to cause weight loss. LOL!!!

Honored Contributor
Posts: 17,872
Registered: ‎07-03-2013

Re: Would you do this to lose weight?

No, I'll pass.

Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 5,490
Registered: ‎01-27-2014

Re: Would you do this to lose weight?

NO!!!!!!!!!!!! If people want to lose weight, there a simple, straight-forward way: They should simply cut carbs - so as low as they can. Exercise would be nice, but it's not mandatory to lose weight. Cutting carbs, particularly those that are pure sugar, is mandatory.

Honored Contributor
Posts: 13,347
Registered: ‎07-25-2010

Re: Would you do this to lose weight?

If the people get sick she could be charged with poisoning in the turd degree.