Some CL readers expressed concern over recent headlines suggesting that prebiotic fiber may cause liver cancer. Learn if this should be of concern in the Concerns and Cautions section of our Prebiotics Review.
Did taking a probiotic reduce the risk of antibiotic-associated diarrhea in children? Find out what a recent study showed in the Antibiotic-associated diarrhea section of our Probiotics Supplements Review.
Did a popular probiotic blend help people with severe depression? See what a recent study found in the Anxiety and Depression section of our Probiotics Supplements Review.
Also see our answer to the question: What are the best supplements for depression and anxiety?
Can adding prebiotics (such as fructooligosaccharides (FOS) or partially hydrolyzed guar gum (PHGG)) to meals help increase satiety or reduce appetite? Find out what a recent study showed in the All About Prebiotics section of the Probiotics Supplements Review.
Can a probiotic lozenge decrease cavity risk, tooth plaque, and/or staining? See what the latest research shows in the What It Does section of our Probiotic Supplements Review.
Some probiotics have been shown to modestly lower high cholesterol levels. Can they also lower levels of apolipoprotein B (apoB), a strong predictor of heart attack risk? See what recent research shows in the What It Does section of our Probiotics Supplements Review.
For other approaches to lowering cholesterol, see our answer to the question: Which supplements or foods can help lower cholesterol and keep my heart healthy?
Can probiotics help treat a common cause of stomach ulcers – H. pylori infection? Find out what new guidelines say in the What It Does section of our Probiotic Supplements Review.
For information about other supplements for peptic ulcers (and those to avoid) see our answer to the question: Do supplements help treat peptic ulcer disease? Should any be avoided?