A probiotic yoghurt a day could help mothers shed baby fat
Posted 4 years ago by Soraya in General Health News
Finnish researchers at the University of Turku discovered that pregnant women who took probiotic supplements found it easier to get their figure back after giving birth than women who did not supplement their levels of friendly bacteria. The probiotics are thought to break down sugars and carbohydrates so that they are not stored in the body as fat. Researchers tracked the health and weight of 256 women from three months of pregnancy to a year after birth. The women given probiotics were much less likely to have a pot belly, had lower levels of central obesity, and lower body fat percentages than those not given probiotics. Experts warned that up to half of the probiotic products on the market do not work as they contain either insufficient bacteria or the wrong types.
Reference: Daily Mail
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