Probiotics Help Reduce Weight after Gastric Bypass Surgery

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A study recently published in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery strongly advises postop patients to take probiotic supplements that will quicken weight loss to a considerable extent.

Supplements

Probiotics are friendly microorganisms found in yogurt and various dietary supplements. Their effect on the metabolism is akin to ones living in the human intestine.

Stanford University scientists proclaim that probiotics proved extremely beneficial for patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery. The research showed a definitely faster and effective weight loss in obese patients who took probiotics after a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass.

Another post effect of gastric bypass is that it usually results in vitamin B-12 deficiency. The research showed that probiotic dietary supplements help the patients maintain a comparatively higher level of the vitamin.

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