Listen to A Better Start’s Director, Professor Wayne Cutfield, talk to Radio New Zealand’s Nine To Noon programme about what happens when gut bacteria from healthy teenagers is introduced, in capsule form, to severely overweight teen’s digestive systems. Listen here

The fascinating interview follows the release of findings from a world-first study, led by Professor Cutfield and Dr Jason O’Sullivan, the Deputy Director of the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland. The research is at the frontier of health, where scientists are discovering the potential for treating patients by altering the make-up of the bacteria living in their guts. Read more here