Jury still out on effectiveness of probiotics

01/11/2009 | Tampa Tribune (Fla.), The

More than 150 commercial food products that appeared on the market in 2007 contained probiotics to help the digestive system. Public interest in the healthy bacteria is growing, but evidence supporting the efficacy of probiotics remains spotty. Nutritionist Bob Greene says more research is needed, adding some people see a big improvement after using probiotic products and some find no benefit at all.

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