Gut microbes important for health

As this story notes, the bacteria in our guts are important for a variety of health issues, including production of vitamins as well as protecting the immune system. They note a study indicating that the use of probiotics (like acidophilus, bifidus and the like) can help reduce the insulin resistance seen with type II diabetes.

The article is a short review of a presentation given by Professor Willem M. de Vos at the fourth Environmental Microbiology Lecture: “Microbes Inside” on October 10, 2011.

NYBC has a variety of probiotics in different forms.

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