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Old 10-02-2013, 12:37 PM   #2
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The skinny-bacteria theory is so new that there are no products on the market, nor long-term studies (not even for the mice in the original study). Nor have any human trials been conducted to prove whether the human experience is the same as for rodents.

The actual study results only came out about a month ago.

A VERY important aspect of the mouse experiment was that that giving fattened mice the "skinny bacteria" only slimmed the mice on a healthy diet. On the typical American diet, the "skinny bacteria" had no effect.

Human trials are probably years off, so any "products" that crop up in the next 5-10 years are likely to be bogus.
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