Science Questions

Sun, 23rd Jan 2005

Part of the show Probiotics & Life on Titan ?

Question

John asked:

Are probiotics worth taking ?

Answer

They don't do any harm, but they might not do you any good either. That seems quite pessimistic, but it's not a black and white situation. There are about 80 scientific publications showing positive results over a range of ages. Probiotics seem to work better in older people than younger people.

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