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Struggling with Weight & Cholesterol? Probiotics Provide a Surprising Solution!

by in Health Tips June 2, 2023

Being overweight can lead to cholesterol problems, which can lead to cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer. Probiotics may offer a surprising solution.
There is a growing body of evidence that a surprising benefit of probiotics is improved cholesterol. A new meta-analysis put together 18 controlled studies of 823 overweight to find out.
Turns out, it’s true! Probiotics significantly reduced total cholesterol, the dangerous LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.
Taking probiotics for at least 12 weeks was more effective than trying to get a fast benefit.
This study suggests that the evidence that probiotics help improve cholesterol in overweight people is true.
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