Probiotics are not a panacea

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Probiotics are not a panacea

Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:32 am

http://www.newser.com/story/205934/yogu ... r-all.html
NEWSER) – Those who eat lots of yogurt because they think it's a health food might have to reassess things: A study out of Spain suggests that yogurt provides virtually no health benefits, reports Medical News Today. Researchers followed more than 4,000 people for nearly four years and found no correlation between eating the stuff and better overall health. "The regular consumption of yogurt was not linked to health-related quality of life," says lead author Esther Lopez-García of the Autonomous University of Madrid. But there's hope: "For future research, more specific instruments must be used which may increase the probability of finding a potential benefit of this food."

As UPI notes, the food has long gotten praise as a source of calcium and, more recently, for its beneficial micro-organisms, or probiotics, thought to improve the digestive system.
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Re: Probiotics are not a panacea

Post by Doctor X » Sat Apr 25, 2015 6:48 am

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