No evidence probiotics promote ‘gut diversity’ in healthy adults

“Probiotic goods a ‘waste of money’ for healthy adults, research suggests,” The Guardian reports. A new review of previously gathered data found no evidence that probiotics improved the balance of gut bacteria in healthy adults.

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts,…
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“Probiotic goods a ‘waste of money’ for healthy adults, research suggests,” The Guardian reports. A new review of previously gathered data found no evidence that probiotics improved the balance of gut bacteria in healthy adults.

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts, often added to yoghurt or taken as a supplement, that are promoted as helping stimulate the growth of “friendly bacteria” in the gut.

Supporters claim they can help treat a wide range of conditions, from eczema to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but there’s little evidence to support many of these claims.

It has also been claimed that healthy people should take probiotics to improve their digestive health, a claim assessed in this latest review.

The review found seven trials, all with vastly different designs, methods and assessment of outcomes. As such, trial

Read more http://myhealthyeating.eu/no-evidence-probiotics-promote-gut-diversity-in-healthy-adults/
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