Posts tagged ‘Bacteria’

March 20, 2011

For All You Chubby Chasers, Sorry But Bacteria May Help Your Partner Loose Weight

by Accidental Bear

My first thought is that this is just another excuse for people to be lazy and not follow the undeniable best way to loose weight, exercise and diet. Wahhh wahhh, it’s my bacteria that makes me fat. There just might be something to this. Our gut is all mighty powerful and regulates are entire body. Its like if our neighborhood got taken over by thugs and ganstas , the results would be tragic. Lets just consider this “wrong” bacteria a gansta taking over your gut. Bring in some alternative bacteria and your overall stomach flora may flourish, Better yet you may drop some weight. All you chubby chasers out there stop crying!

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via www.mnn.com

Researchers now believe that a bacteria transplant could help some people lose weight.

Obese coupleOBESITY: More than 70 million Americans are considered obese. (Photo: Tony Atler/Flickr)
Don’t have time to exercise and can’t afford a healthy diet? New research suggests that you might be able to lose a few pounds simply by changing the kinds of bacteria that live in your gut, according to Physorg.com.
This news may sound like an infomercial, but for some people, the solution to their weight problem might be as simple as getting a “bacteria transplant.” Or at least, that’s the theory that Willem De Vos, microbiology professor at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, has suggested in a recent lecture.

 

March 6, 2011

MRSA, Feces and Skin-borne bacteria on Bart (You)

by Accidental Bear
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) logo

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Ok this is almost as gross as when I found out how much vaginal secretions are on movie theater seat ( No joke. Reports say it was from girls in shorts skirts without underwear). Next Bart ride I will pull a garbage out of my back pack and sit on it. Better yet, don’t sit or touch anything.

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via NyTimes

On BART Trains, the Seats Are Taken (by Bacteria)

Carrie Nee prefers to stand during her half-hour commute on BART from San Leandro to downtown San Francisco. Although the trains’ blue fabric seats are plush and comfortable, Ms. Nee refuses to sit on them.

Thor Swift for The Bay Citizen

Jason Martinez removed a dirty seat cushion from a BART train before replacing it with a clean one at the South Hayward train yard.

The Bay CitizenA nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization providing local coverage of the San Francisco Bay Area for The New York Times. To join the conversation about this article, go to baycitizen.org.

“I would love to sit down, but it just grosses me out. They’re disgusting,” said Ms. Nee, a 26-year-old records clerk.

Riders on the Bay Area Rapid Transit system have long complained about germs in the hard-to-clean cloth seats. As Bob Franklin, the BART board president, acknowledged, “People don’t know what’s in there.”

Now they do.

The Bay Citizen commissioned Darleen Franklin, a supervisor at San Francisco State University’s biology lab, to analyze the bacterial content of a random BART seat. The results may make you want to stand during your trip.

Fecal and skin-borne bacteria resistant to antibiotics were found in a seat on a train headed from Daly City to Dublin/Pleasanton. Further testing on the skin-borne bacteria showed characteristics of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, the drug-resistant bacterium that causes potentially lethal infections, although Ms. Franklin cautioned that the MRSA findings were preliminary.

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