Study: Probiotics may influence metabolism

10/28/2011 | HealthDay News

Research on mice and human young-adult female twins found that probiotics in yogurt can change metabolism. "Adding a few billion of these microbial organisms to a gut community already containing tens of trillions of bacteria can, in fact, influence the metabolism of food ingredients," said a study co-author. "The structure of the microbe community doesn't change. But the function does."

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