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Probiotics May Reduce Symptoms of Depression

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A new review has found that probiotics, or a combination of prebiotics and probiotics, may help reduce the symptoms of depression.

A new review of the current research on the effects of prebiotics and probiotics on depression and anxiety symptoms has found that probiotics — either alone or in combination with prebiotics — may help reduce a person’s depression symptoms.

However, the review found that prebiotics and probiotics did not have a statistically significant effect on anxiety. Also, prebiotics on their own did not significantly reduce anxiety or depression symptoms.

While noting that current research on the ...