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October 10, 2018

PlateJoy Partners with uBiome, the Leader in Microbial Genomics, to Assess the Connection between Weight and Gut Health

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At PlateJoy, we know weight is personal–and not in the “let’s not talk about it” way. Our genes, our environment, our family: they all contribute to how we lose weight and keep it off.

That’s why we’re so excited to be partnering with uBiome, to advance research on the relationship between weight loss and the microbiome in a new study launching this week.

70% of Americans are overweight or obese, making them more likely to be diagnosed with other chronic conditions like Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. New research have begun to assess how the microbiome, the army of microbes that live in the gut, contribute to these conditions.

By combining uBiome’s analysis of microbiome diversity and composition with PlateJoy’s weight loss and prevention program, we’ll be able to give hundreds of participants access to their microbiome data and  develop a better understanding of how the microbiome plays a part in obesity. Even better, we’ll be able to explore how weight changes, in turn, impact gut health.

As part of this study, participants will also receive access to PlateJoy’s new 16-week weight loss program, to track their progress over time, and gain insight into the correlations with changes in their gut health.

If you're interested in joining the study, visit to see if you're eligible.

We’re thrilled to launch this new partnership to promote cutting-edge research and continue to help people take charge of their health.

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