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Probiotic use during pregnancy helps both mom and baby avoid obesity

According to a recent study, both pregnant women and infants can benefit from probiotics because these “good” bacteria can help prevent obesity.  The findings, which were published in the European Journal of Nutrition, revealed that when breastfeeding women take probiotics, it helps “alter gene expression by decreasing DNA methylation” of the 37 gene promoters linked to weight gain in mothers.  Read more...


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