The Colbert Report Talks Shit About Fecal Transplants

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If you live in Canada, access the video here.

This is a funny clip from The Colbert Report about vaccines and then fecal transplants. I enjoyed the digs at the pharmaceutical industry the most, but had an issue with one particular part in their editing.

They cut to a woman talking about the fecal transplants and then cut away before she finishes what she says and it may lead people to believe that patients drink the fecal transplant. Judging from the sound of the audience’s reaction, I think they all did.

Yet, this is not true at all. She most likely is talking about using a nasalgastric tube that goes directly into stomach to deliver the fecal transplant. It can also be delivered via a colonoscopy, which isn’t discussed in the video.

I’m very upset that a news organization dedicated to the high standards of truthiness would leave out these important details and mislead viewers.

OK, OK, I know it’s a comedy show and I love The Colbert Report for that reason.

If you want more info about fecal transplants, also known as microbiota transplants, human probiotic transplants and bacteriotherapy, you can read my two part series on them. In the first part I give some background on ulcerative colitis and in the second part I talk about how fecal transplants just might be a cure for some people.

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