Mark Wahlberg reveals he gained 20 pounds in 3 weeks for movie role

Mark Wahlberg has proven his willingness to give up his fit physique for a movie role. 

The 49-year-old actor revealed on Tuesday he’s gained 20 pounds in just three weeks for his character in the upcoming boxing film “Stu.”

“From left photo 3 weeks ago to this, now. Thanks to @chef_lawrence_d cooking,” Wahlberg captioned the shot of his larger belly and thicker arms.

In an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in early April, “The Departed” star said his goal was to gain 30 pounds.

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“After we do the boxing scenes, I get to put on as much weight as possible over the course of the film, so I’m challenging myself to put on 30 pounds in the next six weeks,” he explained. 

Wahlberg said he plans on “eating lots of burgers and lots of buns” to help

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Bacteria live on our eyeballs — and understanding their role could help treat common eye diseases

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The eye has a collection of microbes living on the surface that keep it healthy. photoJS/Shutterstock.com

You may be familiar with the idea that your gut and skin are home to a collection of microbes – fungi, bacteria and viruses – that are vital for keeping you healthy. But did you know that your eyes also host a unique menagerie of microbes? Together, they’re called the eye microbiome. When these microbes are out of balance – too many or too few of certain types – eye diseases may emerge.

With a recent study showing bacteria live on the surface of the eye and stimulate protective immunity, scientists are beginning to discover the microbial factors that can be exploited to create innovative therapies for a range of eye disorders like Dry Eye Disease, Sjogren’s Syndrome and corneal scarring. One day it may be possible to engineer bacteria to

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