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December 2015

Synbiotics Might Help Control Weight in Children

New research shows that taking synbiotics, a combination of probiotics and prebiotics, might help control weight in obese children when used along with diet and exercise. In addition to weight and body mass index reductions, this new research shows that taking synbiotics daily for one month also reduces total cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad") cholesterol, and oxidative stress levels.


  1. Ipar N, Aydogdu SD, Yildirim GK, et al. Effects of synbiotic on anthropometry, lipid profile and oxidative stress in obese children. Benef Microbes. 2015 Dec;6(6):775-81.

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