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Probiotics

Research suggests a diet rich in probiotics discourages colon cancer

Posted March 10, 2014

Good news: If you’re a fan of probiotics, another health benefit has been added to the ranks, this time concerning lowered colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. A known immune booster, probiotics also hinder harmful pathogens in the gut that can lead to cellular mutations. Not only that, certain species of beneficial bacteria form conjugated linoleic acid in the colon, which may inhibit the development of cancer through anti-inflammatory action.

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Research suggests a diet rich in probiotics discourages colon cancer

Posted March 9, 2014

Good news: If you’re a fan of probiotics, another health benefit has been added to the ranks, this time concerning lowered colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. A known immune booster, probiotics also hinder harmful pathogens in the gut that can lead to cellular mutations. Not only that, certain species of beneficial bacteria form conjugated linoleic acid in the colon, which may inhibit the development of cancer through anti-inflammatory action.

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Probiotics Cut Infants’ Digestive Woes

Posted March 4, 2014

Preventive use of probiotics reduced crying, vomiting, constipation, and healthcare-related costs among infants in a placebo-controlled trial, researchers reported.

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Will Probiotics Really Help You Lose Your Belly Fat?

Posted February 21, 2014

Do you suffer from any of one of a wide range of digestive issues such as bloating, excessive gas, gurgling, tummy aches and pains, and unexplained weight gain resulting in belly fat? According to a new article published in The Good Life magazine, written by health writer Timothy Gower, those problems could be due to the bad bacteria that live in your gut.

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‘Heart health through gut health’: probiotics may help lower LDL cholesterol

Posted February 14, 2014

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a leading cause of death worldwide, and elevated LDL cholesterol is a major risk factor. Although most consumers understand the importance of maintaining a healthy cholesterol level for a healthy heart, few associate gut health with heart health.

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New Nutrition Reviews study shows cholesterol-lowering potential of certain probiotics

Posted February 10, 2014

A new study, “Effect of probiotics on biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: implications for heart-healthy diets,” published in Nutrition Reviews, examined 26 clinical studies and two meta-analyses to assess the potential of probiotics in reducing LDL-cholesterol.

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Probiotic boosts flavonoids in fermented soy

Posted February 2, 2014

A strain of the Bifidobacterium genus can enhance flavonoid output in fermented soy or other bean-derived drinks, a study has found.

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Certain probiotics could help women lose weight

Posted January 29, 2014

Certain probiotics could help women lose weight and keep it off, according to a recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition by a team of researchers headed by Université Laval Professor Angelo Tremblay.

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Calcium-prebiotic combination may boost bone health more than calcium alone: Human data

Posted January 27, 2014

A combination of a marine-derived calcium-rich multi-mineral supplement with a short-chain fructo-oligosaccharide may help maintain bone health more than calcium alone for post-menopausal women, says a new study.

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10 Surprising Health Benefits of Probiotics

Posted January 20, 2014

Every day, battles are waged inside your gut between beneficial bacteria and pathogenic bacteria, the outcomes of which have far-reaching effects, often influencing social and emotional behavior as well as physical health.

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