Is there a link between gut health and weight loss?

Is there a link between gut health and weight loss? While we’ve long known that the key to weight loss is a constant calorie deficit, the latest research shows that there may indeed be a link between gut health and weight loss. So can improving our digestion help us shed unwanted pounds?

A study published in the Gastroenterology (opens in new tab) magazine suggests that the makeup of our gut microbiome could predict how successful we are in achieving our goals. However, scientists are just beginning to explore this new concept of gut weight. And it is not an easy task.