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Pictured: (L-R) Professor Dean Harris, Andy Cunningham, Professor Jeffrey Stephens<br />
Re: Healthy people’s poo could prove to be the secret weapon in tackling the twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes.<br />
A research trial in Swansea will see microscopic organisms harvested from the faeces of healthy volunteers and transplanted into the bowels of people with type 2 diabetes who are also obese.<br />
This has the potential to be a global game-changer by leading to weight loss and even to some people being able to stop taking diabetes medication – saving the UK billions of pounds in healthcare costs.<br />
The research is being led by Professor Dean Harris, Singleton Hospital consultant colorectal surgeon; Professor Jeffrey Stephens, consultant physician in diabetes, endocrinology and general internal medicine at Morriston Hospital; junior doctor Andy Cunningham; and Kathie Wareham, Director of the Joint Clinical Research Facility run by ABMU and Swansea University.<br />
They are recruiting 30 people with Type 2 diabetes and obesity. Swansea University, meanwhile, is providing 30 healthy donors and ABMU is funding the research with a £40,000 grant.
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Pictured: (L-R) Professor Dean Harris, Andy Cunningham, Professor Jeffrey Stephens
Re: Healthy people’s poo could prove to be the secret weapon in tackling the twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes.
A research trial in Swansea will see microscopic organisms harvested from the faeces of healthy volunteers and transplanted into the bowels of people with type 2 diabetes who are also obese.
This has the potential to be a global game-changer by leading to weight loss and...
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