Gut Bacteria May Be Key to Weight Loss Success

If you’ve tried every diet and weight loss strategy under the sun and still can’t drop pounds, it might have as much to do with what’s lurking in your gut as what’s sitting on your plate. A new study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that the balance of bacteria in your microbiome, which resides in your gastrointestinal tract, may determine your success or failure on any diet—in some cases more so than your food choices.