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Clinical study utilized a precise analysis of body composition to detect improvements with use of probiotics and prebiotics

A new study published in EBioMedicine found that Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis 420™ alone or in combination with the prebiotic fiber Litesse® Ultra™ polydextrose reduced body fat mass, trunk fat mass, waist circumference and energy intake compared to placebo in those participants who adhered to the study protocol over the six-month intervention.

The study titled, “Probiotic alone and in combination with a fiber controls body fat mass, associated with serum zonulin, in overweight and obese adults-randomized controlled trial,” was conducted in a population of 225 healthy adults.

The double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, multicenter six-month trial demonstrated the probiotic and synbiotic (fiber plus probiotic combination) seem to control body fat mass, especially in the abdominal area in overweight adults.

The probiotic and synbiotic treatment groups both demonstrated reduced energy intake during the trial and reduced waist circumference.

For more details, please find attached the press release issued by DuPont Nutrition & Health, together with an image for use with this news item.

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