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Probiotics: sorting the evidence from the myths

Sanjaya N Senanayake
Med J Aust 2008; 189 (3): 182-183.
Published online: 4 August 2008

To the Editor: Pham and colleagues commented on the effects of probiotics; however, not much is known about the impact of probiotics on weight gain and obesity. It is known that a predominance of certain bacteria, such as Lactobacillus, in the bowel can promote weight gain. Many of these bacteria are found in probiotic products.

  • Sanjaya N Senanayake

  • Department of Microbiology, Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT.


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