New Probiotic Benefits You Should Know

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Gut health and probiotics continue to make headlines… and a recent study is showing a possible new benefit for the supplements.

The study… done in Sweden, is showing the affect probiotics can have on bone health.  The study included 90 elderly women with an average age of 76 years old.   The women were given either a probiotic or a placebo every day for a year.  CT scans at the end of the trial showed the women who received the probiotic lost only half as much bone in the skeleton compared to those who received the placebo.

One expert hopes results can help lead to new treatments to help prevent bone loss as people age.

What you eat is obviously a big component of health and a healthy weight…. but now new research is indicating it may also be important when you eat.

The study out of Chicago worked with 23 obese volunteers with an average age of 45 and an average body mass of 35.  Between 10am and 6pm… the participants could eat any type and quantity of food they wanted.  But the remaining 16 hours they could only drink water or calorie-free beverages.  After 12 weeks of the study, the participants consumed about 350 fewer calories, lost about 3 percent body weight and lowered systolic blood pressure by about 7 points compared to a control group.

Fasting has long been known to have beneficial effects… and the author of the study said this type of diet might be easier for people to maintain.

Finally… more evidence is showing the benefits of exercise, no matter what kind of shape you’re in.

Young, lean and young obese adults were recruited for the study that comprised a six week exercise program… which included three bicycling or treadmill running sessions per week for about an hour each.  The resulting blood tests showed the type of blood cells responsible for inflammation were reduced. inflammation can be especially harmful to those who are obese and can lead to a number of health conditions.

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Learn about new benefits of probiotics that are being learned and how they might help as we age. Also, find out why when you eat could be as important as what you eat, and why exercise can affect your body chemistry no matter what kind of shape you're in.

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