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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(2): 711-718
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.502.079


Lactobacilli and Obesity
Akshita Ramani1, S. Sangeetha2* and Y. K. Harshika3
1III MBBS Student, Rajarajeswari Medical College& Hospital, Bangalore, India

2Department of Microbiology, Rajarajeswari Medical College& Hospital, Bangalore, India

3Final Year Postgraduate, (M.D.) Microbiology and Hospital, Rajarajeswari Medical College, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Obesity as a disease contributes to over 2.8 million deaths annually worldwide. Studies, the world over are attributing obesity as both cause and effect of changes in intestinal microflora. A culture based study to 1) Observe alterations, in the number of Lactobacilli in obese individuals. 2) Substantiate the role of gut microflora in obesity. A cross sectional study with two groups:  20 Obese (O) and 20 as Controls (N). In this two month study done at a tertiary care hospital, stool samples were processed and identified for Lactobacilli by standard protocols and colony counts recorded. Mann Whitney ‘U’ tests. 19 / 40 samples were positive for Lactobacilli in both groups. Colony counts in N: 1000-2000; O: 1500–2500. Lactobacilli counts though increased in the obese were statistically insignificant, implying as a genus, concentrations of Lactobacilli were marginally and insignificantly altered.


Keywords: Lactobacilli estimation, MRS Agar, Obesity MeSH Terms: Lactobacilli, Obesity, Correlation.
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Akshita Ramani, S. Sangeetha and Y. K. Harshika. 2016. Lactobacilli and ObesityInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(2): 711-718. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2016.502.079