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It is known there are marked differences in gut ecology between lean and not-lean individuals
The most famous experimental example of this took samples of gut bacteria from sets of human twins where one was large and the other not, these bacteria were implanted into mice fed a low-fat healthy diet. Mice implanted with “large twin” bacteria got chunky, those with the “lean twin” bacteria didn’t. The results were repeatable and consistent – even with the same diet, the mice grew large or not based on the bacteria they had been implanted with.
originally posted by: StoutBroux
... You could do a poo transfer quietly in the comfort of your own home ...
Noting that FMT shows some potential for treating Parkinson's disease, Griesbach says she is excited about future interest in the procedure within the institution. "It is crucial to start getting data so these projects can move forward. It's only limited by our desire, imagination and cost," she says.
"The microbiome of the gut is not inactive; it's diverse and plays many roles in health and well-being that are just now being explored," Dr. Orenstein points out. "With molecular biology and the sequencing of these species, this can only get bigger. It's like the beginning of the space program."
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
funny i should read this thread,
A few months ago we were talking about this at work, its a treatment option for long term C-Diff that is currently used. I was pretty shocked by this but then a infectious diseases professor confirmed that they are actually using this treatment option. I was told that they use the faecal matter of family members, ewwww.
originally posted by: MysterX
Wow...i actually thought you were taking the piss OP...but it's true.
Never heard of FMT before, so this is new to me.
Surely, it will progress to where the bacteria can easily be isolated and placed into a suitable medium, rather than just shoving a bit of frozen poo up you?
I'd imagine a pessary type of thing, using the isolated bacteria mixed with a water based gel would be easily absorbed and a better option than a poo popsicle (chilly!)
The next big thing in medical science: POO TRANSPLANTS
originally posted by: Thurisaz
I have heard of a transplant that saved a woman...she had no healthy bacteria in her bowels and the transplant restored it and saved her life... for the record... it was her Husbands poo.
this sort of reminds me of a joke about an Optirectumy.