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Probiotics: Top 10 Things You Never Knew

Posted April 30, 2012

With 70-percent of your body’s natural defenses found in the gut, theres understandably much talk today about the benefits of probiotics. Theres also much hype. Its important to understand the role that helpful probiotics play as part of a holistic health regimen. To further this understanding, below are some noteworthy facts about probiotics.

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Protecting Intestine From Radiation Injury With Probiotic

Posted April 30, 2012

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that taking a probiotic before radiation therapy can protect the intestine from damage – at least in mice. The new study suggests that taking a probiotic also may help cancer patients avoid intestinal injury, a common problem in those receiving radiation therapy for abdominal cancers. The research is published online in the journal Gut.

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In food form, some probiotics have a better chance to promote health

Posted April 30, 2012

Functional foods containing bacteria with beneficial health effects, or probiotics, have long been consumed in Northern Europe and are becoming increasingly popular elsewhere. To be of benefit, however, the bacteria have to survive in the very hostile environment of the digestive tract.

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