After reading these articles:
I am inclined to think that obesity COULD BE caused by altered gut flora. By taking antibiotics, ingesting grains and sugar as well as other processed foods we are 1. reducing our beneficial bacteria 2. helping our pathogenic bacteria to multiply (and kill off our little friendly guys).
So, if this is the case, the solution must be to isolate the types of bacteria that help skinny people to stay skinny and figure out how to re-populate the gut flora of people who want to lose weight with it. It can be added to everything - burgers, sweet potato fries, ice-cream...
Can I have my Nobel prize now? :)
I actually saw a brand of ice-cream with probiotics - they sell it our local pharmacy. At $20 per a very small container people are not buying it.
No, really, how plausible is this GAOS (Gut and Obesity Syndrome) theory?