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Looking to Lose Weight? Say Yes to Yogurt and Other Probiotics

At Beverly Hills Physicians, you’ll find a weight loss surgery team that brings expert effective solutions to every patient – and always in a comforting environment. Though we are perhaps best known for providing bariatric surgical solutions like the gastric sleeve procedure, we understand that surgical treatment is only one of many steps on the road toward sustainable weight loss and a healthy, positive outlook.

That’s why we were delighted to read a recent article in the Daily News, which explored a study that found consuming probiotics can help women with weight loss. Published by scientists from food and yogurt company Nestle’s research lab and Universite Laval in Quebec, researchers conducting the study found that that obese women who add probiotics – commonly found in yogurt – to their diet could lose twice as much weight as those who don’t.

The researchers recruited 125 overweight men and women who were put on a 12-week weight loss diet, with another 12-week maintenance program following. Half the participants took a probiotic pill during the 24-week period, while the remaining half took a placebo. By the end of the study, women in the probiotic group lost weight for an average total of 11 lbs per person, while the placebo group remained stable.

Our board certified team is committed to remaining on the cutting edge of weight loss, and we’re happy to learn of any method that might help women to achieve their weight loss goals. If you’re in need of bariatric treatment like Lap Band, revision weight loss surgery, or any of our other health and beauty treatments, contact BHP today!

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