Could faeces be the new hope to fight fat?

Now there’s a new possibility that really is a load of crap – literally – but for which there could be more support than many other ideas to date.

It’s called FMT or faecal microbial transplants. It involves transplants of homogenised faeces from lean healthy individuals, into the lower digestive tract of those who are overweight or obese.

Now before you turn the page in disgust, let’s give this a good hearing, because it does have a sound and growing scientific base.

In the first instance it needs