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Can colon cancer be prevented with a probiotic?

Colon cancer is an equal opportunity killer in America, cutting across all racial and ethnic lines. Out of the nearly 600,000 cancer deaths predicted in 2014, colon cancer is the third leading cause for men and women, according to the American Cancer Society. Until recently, most of the deaths linked to colon cancer were confined

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Does your gut health affect obesity? Yes!

You may have heard your doctor describe a health problem as multifactorial, meaning there’s more than a single issue that contributes to a condition. For example, poor diet habits and low physical activity are two issues strongly linked to obesity. Now, you can add gut health to the list, according to a trio of recent

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Treat colic safely, inexpensively with probiotics

Watching your young infant struggle with colic after feeding is among the most upsetting experiences you’ll face during the early months of his or her life. Fortunately, the prolonged crying and discomfort your baby experiences due to colic or other digestive ailments will be brief, particularly if you follow our recent list of 10 ways

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How probiotics protect your heart health

You may already read studies showing that probiotics can provide beneficial treatment for common health conditions like acne, hay fever and even your emotions. Did you know that maintaining a healthy balance of beneficial bacteria in your gut also protects your heart? A pair of recent studies demonstrates how the health of your gut may

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Going or not going: Relieve constipation safely

Constipation is an uncomfortable health problem that can make for painfully awkward conversations. This is why Americans often turn to family physicians or gastroenterologists when constipation becomes a concern. Constipation is responsible for some 2.5 million visits to a doctor or specialist annually in America, according to the American College of Gastroenterology. There is no

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Eating a healthy diet promotes gut health and a longer life

There are so many reasons why maintaining the balance of your gut bacteria is important for your health, ranging from boosting your body’s natural immunities to sidestepping traveler’s diarrhea. You may not be very shocked to know that good gut health can change quickly for the good — and bad — based on eating a

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