Prebiotics and probiotics may reduce triglycerides and LDL cholesterol levels

Doctors in this review analyzed 25 prebiotic, probiotic, and synbiotic (pre- and probiotics) studies covering 1,309 participants.

Overall, the three micro-biotic treatments reduced body mass index scores on average by 0.37. The normal-weight BMI range is 18.5 to 24.9. The micro-biotics also returned to normal levels the three main liver enzymes that indicate liver damage.

Those taking micro-biotics also saw reduced triglycerides and lower total and LDL cholesterol levels.

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