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Probiotics might not be as good for you as you thought

Doctors and mommy bloggers alike love probiotics. Allegedly, probiotics are great for gut health, which according to said bloggers is the key to basically every aspect of your life. Want to get rid of that belly fat or depression? Probiotics. System wiped out by a course of antibiotics? Probiotics will sort you right out. Well, as it turns out, those claims are a little bit suspect. The article describes two studies, one involving those who took probiotics after antibiotics:

“Once the probiotics had colonised the gut, they completely inhibited the return of the indigenous microbiome which was disrupted during antibiotic treatment,” said Eran Elinav, an immunologist at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and lead author on the studies.

Full story at The Guardian.

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