H.pylori and Obesity?

This article from “The Economist” provides another twist in the tale of Helicobacter pylori, that gut-residing, acid-resistant, ulcer-causing bacterium discovered by Marshall and Warren. If this is right (and there’s still a long way to go before the findings are validated properly) then we have: a) another example of the intricacies of human-microbe relations in the human body; b) a problem.

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