The Probiotic-Osteoporosis Link Explained
Probiotics, friendly bacteria, are believed by many to be the ultimate in disease prevention. Science is beginning to wonder just how much our health and vitality relies on a healthy constitution of bacteria in the gut. A new piece of health advice says we might add one more thing to probiotics’ portfolio: osteoporosis.
U.S. researchers found that a probiotic supplement helped male mice produce healthier bones. Probiotics are micro-organisms that can help balance the immune system. In this study, mice received the bacteria Lactobacillus reuteri, which is known to lower inflammation, the cause of a spectrum of health issues.