Probiotics Benefit Metabolic Syndrome Patients
May 13, 2010
A study found that probiotics could help improve the metabolic syndrome by counteracting the adverse effects of a high-fat diet. Metabolic syndrome is a condition characterized by central obesity, hypertension, and disturbed glucose and insulin metabolism.
The benefit comes as a result of reduction in tissue inflammation and metabolic endotaxemia.
NutraIngredients states that:
“The current study involved administering the probiotic strain B420 to diabetic mice on a high-fat diet. According to the researchers, the probiotic improved the fasting glycemia and restored the glucose turnover rate to the level of the control mice fed with normal chow.”