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Multi-Strain Probiotic Milkshake May Help Reduce Weight Gain

As obesity becomes more of an issue worldwide, researchers are constantly looking for new ways to combat the epidemic. A recent study suggests that drinking a milkshake that contains eight different probiotic strains may help protect against weight gain in young men while consuming a high fat, high energy diet.

Participants in the study included 20 non-obese young men between the ages of 18 and 30. The men were instructed to follow a calorie-balanced diet as a control for two weeks. During that time they underwent tests to determine body composition, insulin sensitivity and in vitro substrate oxidation.

After the two-week control period, the participants were told to consume a high fat diet for four weeks. They were randomly assigned to receive the probiotic milkshake or a placebo daily.

The probiotics in the milk shake were Streptococcus thermopilus DSM24731, Lactobacillus acidophilus DSM24735, L. delbrueckii ssp. bulgaricus DSM4734, L. paracasei DSM24733, L. plantarum DSM24730, Bifidobacterium longum DSM24736, B. infantis DSM24737, and B. breve DSM24732.

At the conclusion of the study, participants who took the placebo had n average increase in body mass and fat mass of 5 lbs. and 2.8 lbs., respectively, over four weeks of consuming the high fat diet. However, in the probiotic group, body mass increased by only 3.08 lbs. and fat mass increased by 1.3 lbs.

Researchers from Virginia Tech conducted the study. It was published online ahead of print on October 14, 2015, in the journal Obesity.

While probiotics are most commonly linked to improving digestion and gut health, they have also been shown to have other health benefits, including a stronger immune system, and a reduced risk of chronic disease.

Probiotics can be found naturally in many foods, such as yogurt, milk and sauerkraut. You may also consider taking a high quality supplement but make sure it is packaged to block light, air and moisture, which can easily kill probiotics.

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