Is there a good simple patient information for healthcare professionals that can be handed to a help seeking patient with obesity in first contact, to have a common ground of evidence based knowledge that the professional as well as the patient can start there journey.
In 2018 a poster was presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience titled “The human brain microbiome; there are bacteria in our brains!” which showed bacteria apparently penetrating and inhabiting the cells of healthy human brains. While the work was preliminary, have you heard of any further work in this area? What is your opinion on the possibility that, if bacteria do inhabit the brain, they could play a part in appetite regulation and/or obesity similar to how the gut microbiome can affect our health?
What is the current research around how chronic energy restriction or following crash diets affects appetite hormones and/ or appetite regulation long term. Is there a physiological mechanism influencing overeating attributable to appetite dysregulation caused by chronic dieting. I ask as this is something I am often tackling in my nutrition consultancy but research in biochemical and physiological mechanisms seems lacking.