Fecal transplants from young mice are like a 'fountain of youth' for old

The problem with fecal transplants – and the reason they are banned everywhere except France unless you have incurable c. difficile colitis, is that there are 100 million organisms in poop and you never know what you are getting in addition to the target organism. There was a reported case of a woman who was given fecal transplant for c. difficile who became morbidly obese. When doctors checked, the fecal donor turned out to be obese. It’s well known that gut bacteria can cause obesity.

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Good to know… seems like an area that should get more research investment to identify the helpful organisms and develop a safe service for broader testing and implementation…

Anybody know where I can get some young mouse poop?:grimacing:

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