Do Probiotics Really Work? – Scientific American

Friendly Microbes: Bacteria such as these lactobacilli, which are often added to yogurt and probiotic supplements, help to maintain a healthy environment in the intestine. Credit: Kari Lounatmaa Science Source

Walk into any grocery store, and you will likely find more than a few “probiotic” products brimming with so-called beneficial bacteria that are supposed to treat everything from constipation to obesity to depression. In addition to foods traditionally prepared with live bacterial cultures (such as yogurt and other fermented dairy products), consumers can now purchase probiotic capsules and pills, fruit juices, cereals, sausages, cookies, candy, granola bars and pet food. Indeed, the popularity of probiotics has grown so much in recent years that manufacturers have even added the microorganisms to cosmetics and mattresses

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