And if you belch a lot and suffer from flatulence, you might be host to the microbe that is at fault, Methanobrevibacter smithii.
Seriously, that’s the name, I’m not making it up. Apparently M. smithii produces a lot of methane – the odorless gas responsible for burps and other inconvenient emissions. And people who produced the most methane and another gas, hydrogen, in their breath weighed more and had more body fat than people who produced the lowest amounts.
Lovely, huh? A double blessing. Happy Wednesday!
Here’s the link to the article if you’d like to know more.
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