Over the past decade, increasing evidence has linked the intestinal microbiome with regulation of body weight and body fat mass. Preclinical research on the probiotic strain Bifidobacterium animalis ssp. lactis 420 (B420) demonstrates improved intestinal barrier function, satiety signaling, body weight, and body fat regulation. A 6-month clinical study in obese men and women demonstrated that B420 helped control body fat and weight, as well as reduced energy intake and promoted short-chain fatty acid production.
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