Obesity Surgery

, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 1136–1137 | Cite as

Letter to the Editor: Influence of Intestinal Microbiota on Body Weight Gain: a Narrative Review of the Literature

  • Andre Alonso Taco-Masias
  • Augusto Rafael Fernandez-Aristi
Letter to the Editor


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andre Alonso Taco-Masias
    • 1
  • Augusto Rafael Fernandez-Aristi
    • 1
  1. 1.School of medicineUniversidad Peruana De Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC)LimaPeru

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