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Is the $1.3 billion probiotic food industry a sour, curdled con?

After running a series of studies, researchers at the University of Copenhagen conclude that probiotics have no conclusive benefits for healthy people. Then again, the studies featured small sample sizes, and the scientists note that probiotic foods may offer some relief to people with gastrointestinal ailments. So maybe don’t chuck that kefir quite yet.

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After running a series of studies, researchers at the University of Copenhagen conclude that probiotics have no conclusive benefits for healthy people.

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Then again, the studies featured small sample sizes, and the scientists note that probiotic foods may offer some relief to people with gastrointestinal ailments. So maybe don’t chuck that kefir quite yet.

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Rich Bellis was previously the Associate Editor of Fast Company's Leadership section.

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