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Did fecal transplant make woman obese?
Did fecal transplant make woman obese?

The case of a normal-weight woman who rapidly became obese after receiving a fecal transplant from an overweight relative has raised new concern over the screening of donated stool. The patient, who underwent the novel procedure to treat a recurring bacterial infection in her intestines, has gained more than 40 pounds since the transplant and continues to gain weight, according to a case report published Wednesday in the journal Open Forum Infectious Diseases. The patient has been unable to shed the unwanted weight through diet or exercise, according to her doctors. "This case serves as a note of caution when considering the use of non-ideal donors for fecal microbiota...

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