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Probiotics and obesity: Consumption of Yakult’s Shirota strain aids weight loss in children

Yakult's Shirota strain aids weight loss in children.

Yakult’s probiotic strain Shirota (LcS) aids weight loss while also improving lipid metabolism in obese children, according to a new pilot study.

Despite TCM's popularity and long history, many remain sceptical of its benefits. ©iStock

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The herbal mixture is said to lower blood glucose and insulin resistance. ©iStock

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The extract is said to boost glucose and fat metabolism. ©iStock

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Sports nutrition is one of the key drivers of China's functional product sector. ©iStock

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The rare plant was tested for its effects on age-related damage. ©iStock

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