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Probiotics do 'have effect on gut'

16th January 2008

Scientists from Imperial College London say that they have discovered evidence that shows foods containing “friendly bacteriaâ€? do have a tangible effect on the body.

Writing in the journal, Molecular Systems Biology, the researchers say mice fed with probiotic drinks had different levels of key chemicals in their blood and urine. They also suggest probiotic drinks could change fat digestion. However, the British Dietetic Association say that relatively few people had actually been shown to benefit from probiotics.

 

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