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Certain probiotics could help women lose weight

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Lactobacillus rhamnosus

After the 12-week diet period, researchers observed an average weight loss of 4.4 kg in women in the probiotic group and 2.6 kg in the placebo group.

After the 12-week maintenance period, the weight of the women in the placebo group had remained stable but the probiotic group had continued to lose weight, for a total of 5.2 kg per person. In short, women consuming probiotics lost twice as much weight over the 24-week period of the study.

Published in the British Journal of Nutrition by a team of researchers headed by Université Laval Professor Angelo Tremblay JAN 2014

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