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Probiotics backed for weight loss benefits: Meta-analysis

By Tim Cutcliffe

Probiotic supplementation with various strains of Lactobacillus have been shown to induce a small but statistically significant weight loss in the obese and overweight, according to a new review and meta-analysis.

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Children’s growth supplement wins GSK backing

By Lynda Searby

With a licensing agreement with GSK in place in India, Nutritional Growth Solutions is on the look-out for partners to roll-out its Pro-Up children’s growth supplement in Europe.

“Obesity has become the new major discussion about the causes of diseases in various populations,

Online tool shows global scale of obesity-related cancer

By Niamh Michail

The impact of obesity on cancer rates across the world – and how many cases could have been prevented – is made clear with an online data tool, launched by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) last month.

Food gum may slash body fat levels: RCT data

Food gum may slash body fat levels: RCT data

By Stephen DANIELLS

Consuming gum Arabic for six weeks may help healthy women shed up to 2.2% body fat, says a new randomized, placebo controlled, double-blind trial from Sudan – home of the gum.

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