We’ve come a long way since the link between the gut microbiota and obesity was first reported in 2006. Dr Mark Cope, applied nutrition manager, DuPont Nutrition & Health, presented data from a clinical study that found that daily supplements of Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis 420 (B420) may reduce body fat by 4.5%.
Six months of supplementation with B420 in combination with Litesse Ultra prebiotic fiber also reduced trunk fat by 6.7% and waist circumference by one inch (2.6 cm), versus placebo.
“This is a new way of looking at weight management,” said Dr Cope. “This a big opportunity for industry to lead the conversation on this. Consumers are getting smarter, and our customers are asking us what we can do to communicate these results to consumers.”
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