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Shkreli ordered to return $64M, is barred from drug industry


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u/CalamityJane0215 Jan 15 '22

How is that relevant?


u/TuckBigFech Jan 15 '22

If you eat yourself into a disease then pay for the treatment lol.


u/Mazon_Del Jan 15 '22

What if the reason you ate yourself into a disease is that you suffered an unbalanced gut biome that resulted in incorrect hunger messages being sent constantly to your brain insisting that you needed to eat more?

The gut bacteria in your system has an honestly frightening amount of control over your urges from how much to eat and even WHAT you feel in the mood to eat. The bacteria in question doesn't particularly care about you, it cares about itself. All things being normal, the various colonies balance out and all is well, but anything from stress, to medicine, to even an imbalanced diet can result in long term gut biome instabilities.