Persistent microbiome alterations modulate the rate of post-dieting weight regain
The past century has witnessed an alarming increase in the prevalence
of obesity, with over 44% of the adult world population estimated to be
overweight, and over 300 million adults suffering from morbid obesity.
Obesity is considered a major risk factor for ‘metabolic syndrome’ and
its complications, with consequences for life expectancy, quality of life and healthcare costs.