The Doctors: Freeze-Dried Poop Pills To Lose Weight
We all know that people will go to extremes to lose weight, but a clinical trial at Massachusetts General Hospital will start with 20 obese patients taking capsules filled with freeze-dried human feces. The idea is to replace the patient’s intestinal microbes with those of a thinner donor. Changing the gut could affect weight and previous research took twin mice of different sizes and transplanted their microbes into other mice, finding that the ones who received microbes from the obese mice, grew larger. So would you be willing to literally take poop pills to lose weight?