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May 23, 2008

Probiotics may help adult weight loss, study finds

CHP/PCOR in the news

CHP/PCOR associate John Morton was quoted in various articles discussing probiotics, the "good" bacteria found in yogurts and supplements. According to Stanford researchers, probiotics can help adult gastric-bypass patients lose even more weight. Morton was also quoted in a separate article in the Los Angeles Times that discusses bariatric surgery. Weight reduction surgery is performed on about 200,000 Americans a year and is recommended only for people considered morbidly obese. Morton provides comments on the procedures in the article.

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