Monday, June 16, 2014

Prebiotics (fiber) may improve metabolic factors in obese people

This is not new to me, but another study confirms that low levels of bifidobacteria are associated with obesity. This has been shown for newborns as well as adults. Consuming prebiotic fiber, i.e. inulin or FOS, can promote the growth of bifidobacteria that reduce the likelihood of obesity and its resulting symptoms/risks.

Obesity may have a microbial component. Adding prebiotic fiber plus bifidobacteria may shift metabolism toward a leaner, healthier equilibrium.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Nice post...I look forward to reading more, and getting a more active part in the talks here, whilst picking up some knowledge as well..