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Probiotics have no effect on gut microbiota in healthy people, review suggests

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: (Published 10 May 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2617
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Probiotics have no consistent effect on the gut microbiota in healthy people, a systematic review has shown.1

Molecular sequencing techniques have enabled detailed identification of the diversity and functional capacity of micro-organisms in the gut, leading to claims that a wide range of conditions, including colorectal cancer and type 2 diabetes, may be associated with disease …

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