Probiotics Can Help Women Lose Weight
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Probiotics Can Help Women Lose Weight

Authored by DesiMD Doctor on 6 Feb 2014 - 16:49

Losing weight is one of the most challenging things in life. Mismanagement of weight and weight related ailments can cause a lot of anxiety. While there are a lot of weight-loss supplements to miracle drugs available in the market, did you know that Probiotics can help in weight loss for women?  It’s the next big thing among ‘healthy foods’ that is drawing attention.

A team of researchers, in their new breakthrough study have revealed how certain probiotics could no doubt help women lose weight, and even keep it off. Probiotics are organisms such as bacteria or yeast that are believed to improve health. They are available in supplements and foods.

Previous studies have already revealed how the intestinal flora of obese individuals is different than those who have a healthy weight. Researchers found how probiotics were able to restore the balance of the intestinal flora and improve the growth and population of those bacteria that promote a healthy weight.

 

Over 125 overweight men and women were taken in for the study and were given either a couple of probiotic pills or placebo pills. Following a 12-week study, the researchers finally noted an average weight loss of 4.4kg in women who had taken probiotics, while the women in the placebo group showed an average weight loss of just 2.6kg. Surprisingly probiotics does not have any affect on men for weight loss.

 

Women consuming probiotics lost twice as much weight over the 24-week period of the study. Researchers also noted a drop in the appetite-regulating hormone leptin in this group, as well as a lower overall concentration of the intestinal bacteria related to obesity.

 

This study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition, seems to have confirmed yet another valuable benefit of the use of probiotics!

 

*Disclaimer: This is not medical advice. The content is for educational purposes only. Please contact your doctor for any health care issues.