Research has shown a link between gut bacteria (microbiota) and obesity.
Could changing the gut microbiota help you lose weight?
A landmark study conducted by researchers from DuPont Nutrition and Health investigated the effects of the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium animalisssp. lactis 420 (B420) and dietary fiber on body fat mass and other obesity parameters.
This randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical intervention trial in overweight and obese adults showed clinical evidence that the probiotic B420 with or without dietary fiber can reduce body fat mass, waist circumference, energy intake and body weight compared to placebo. The group taking both the probiotic and the prebiotic showed improvement in lean body mass. In addition levels of Zonulin, a protein associated with “Leaky Gut “and inflammation was found to be reduced in those patients taking B420. The mechanism of how B420 works is not clear, but most likely is multifactorial and may be due in part to a reduction in Zonulin.
Metagenics UltraFlora Control contains 10 Billion live organisms of the strain B420 that was used in this exciting study.
I recommend using this probiotic to my patients who are looking to lose weight. My patients find that it helps reduce their appetite and along with a healthy diet, exercise, sleep (at least 7 to 8hrs) and stress reduction has helped them achieve their weight loss goals.
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