Stunning discovery: Scientists find secret to losing weight

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According to the results, those participants who were on the high fiber diet (New Nordic Diet) lost on average 3.15 kg (or 6.94 pounds) more than those who followed the ADD if their poop had a high Prevotella to Bacteroides ratio.

Image Credit: Secrets Of Healthy Eating " Human intestinal bacteria have been linked to the increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity, and scientists have started to investigate whether the intestinal bacteria can play a role in the treatment of overweight. "But it is only now that we have a breakthrough demonstrating that certain bacterial species play a decisive role in weight regulation and weight loss" says Professor Arne Astrup, Head of the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. By contrast, both of the diets did not result in any of the significant difference among those with the low Prevotella to Bacteroides ratios. Their waistlines also decreased more significantly, and the weight loss was maintained after following the diet for one year.

'While further investigations are needed around this intermittent dieting approach, findings from this study provide preliminary support for the model as a superior alternative to continuous dieting for weight loss'.

Researchers at the University of Tasmania studied two separate groups.

The health scientist believes that dieting alters a series of biological processes in the body which can lead to slower weight loss - and sometimes even weight gain. Thus weight loss was on average 1.8 kilos greater in the subjects on the New Nordic Diet.

Intermittent dieting, aka intermittent fasting has become increasingly mainstream in recent years, and involves periods where you consume a lot of calories followed by breaks where you consume nearly none.

Research has found that a "two-week on, two-week off" diet can help people who are trying to lose weight to keep the weight off on the long run. The New Nordic Diet follows the Danish national dietary guidelines and contains a lot of root vegetables, cabbage, apples, pears, berries, dark greens and whole grains such as oats and rye. Overall, approximately 50 percent of the population has a high proportion of Prevotella-bacteria in relation to Bacteroides-bacteria. "This could apply to as much as half of the population".

For the other two, it is recommended for people to eat only 25 percent of their daily calorie allotment.

Simply getting a stool sample taken will tell you what the lay of the land is - which in turn, will then enable you to work on rebalancing your bacteria ratio.

"This is a major step forward in personalized nutritional guidance".

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