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Probiotics Help Moms Keep Pounds Off

Probiotics in Livermore Health Food StoreWeight Management benefits from Probiotics Use

Gaining weight during pregnancy is normal and healthy, but excess weight can lead to obesity later in life.

In this study, 256 pregnant women in the first trimester received dietary counseling plus daily probiotics or a placebo, or a placebo with no counseling, through the end of exclusive breastfeeding, up to six months after giving birth.

The probiotics were Lactobacillus rahamnous and Bifidobacterium lactis. At the end of the study, about half the women who took a placebo had waist size of 31.5 inches or larger compared to 26 percent for the group. Excess weight, particularly around the waist in women, raises chances for disease, and doctors recommend levels below 35 inches.

Reference: Clinical Nutrition; October, 2010, Electronic Prepublication

From February 2011 newsletter

End of probiotics for weight management – back to Home

Van's Health on February - 28 - 2011
categories: Weight Loss

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