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Probiotics branded ‘useless’: but what’s the truth?

A recent study concluded that probiotics had no health benefits, but what did the researchers – an more importantly, the press reports that followed fail to understand?

Probiotics can help reduce cold symptoms

New research shows that a daily probiotic drink stimulates the immune system and could help keep the worst of your cold and flu symptoms at bay.

Q&A: prebiotics or probiotics?

What you need to know about the difference between prebiotics and probiotics, and how they can both benefit and nurture optimum health.

Seasonal allergies? Probiotics could help with that

New research shows a combination of probiotics might help reduce hay fever symptoms and improve quality of life for those suffering from mild seasonal allergies.

Probiotics may reduce the risk of common cold

A new study shows that a daily fermented milk drink with the L. casei strain Shirota significantly reduced the risk of upper respiratory tract infections and the common cold.

Probiotics show promise for ADHD

A new review of dietary approaches to ADHD has turned up some interesting theories about the connection between gut and brain.

Try probiotics to help relieve stress

A new analysis shows that in regularly consuming probiotics can lessen symptoms of perceived stress, depression and anxiety.

Probiotics can help lower cholesterol

Recent research confirms that probiotics – especially when taken in foods like yoghurt – can help lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Try probiotics for hay fever

If you are suffering from hay fever, you might not think the root cause could be in your gut; probiotic supplements could help you find relief

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Probiotics protect children, pregnant women against heavy metal poisoning

Yoghurt containing probiotic bacteria could help protect children and pregnant women against heavy metal poisoning, a new study has shown

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