Probiotics and Liver Disease
Much has been said in the past year about the microbiome, the intestinal environment. To put it simply, the intestinal environment relies on the balance of particular bacteria to work correctly. You have seen some of those bacteria in yogurt: lactobacillus, acidophilus, bifidobacteria. These bacteria and more are collectively called probiotics.
The environment of the intestine influences the immune system and the latest health research seems to suggest that probiotics may be able to help in the treatment of problems from obesity to liver disease.
In certain instances, probiotics may act in combination with other treatments to help decrease inflammation. In this case, evidence is promising in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis.
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