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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The effects of the Lactobacillus casei strain on obesity in children.

PMID:  Benef Microbes. 2017 Aug 24 ;8(4):535-543. Epub 2017 Jun 16. PMID: 28618860 Abstract Title:  The effects of the Lactobacillus casei strain on obesity in children: a pilot study. Abstract:  There are few data regarding the role of probiotics as a dietary intervention in the management of obesity in children. An open prospective examination was conducted to clarify the effects of Lactobacillus casei strain Shirota (LcS)-containing beverages in obese children. We compared the intestinal microbiota and organic acid levels between 12 obese (average age, 10.8 years; body mass index (BMI) Z score, 2.7±1.7) and 22 control children(average age, 8.5 years; BMI Z score, 0.1±0.7), and pre- and post-intervention in the obese children. The obese group underwent diet and exercise therapy for 6 months and then were given an LcS beverage daily for another 6 months and the body weight and serological markers were monitored. Significant reductions in the faecal concentrations of Bifidobacterium (obese group, 7.9±1.5 vs non-obese group, 9.8±0.5 Logcells/g; P

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