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The effect of daily consumption of probiotic and conventional yoghurt on oxidant and anti-oxidant parameters in plasma of young healthy women.

I presume the researchers were hoping to find that probiotic yogurt was "healthier" than ordinary yogurt. What the study seemed to show, however, was that both forms significantly reduced serum antioxidant levels and, if anything, the probiotic form had worse effects.

This raises the possibility that yogurt may offer it's own special mechanism for worsening acne, apart from just being a dairy product, and also is not really a cheery note about using probiotics.

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The effect of daily consumption of probiotic and conventional yoghurt on oxidant and anti-oxidant parameters in plasma of young healthy women.

I presume the researchers were hoping to find that probiotic yogurt was "healthier" than ordinary yogurt. What the study seemed to show, however, was that both forms significantly reduced serum antioxidant levels and, if anything, the probiotic form had worse effects.

This raises the possibility that yogurt may offer it's own special mechanism for worsening acne, apart from just being a dairy product, and also is not really a cheery note about using probiotics.

yea, thats NOT good at all.

but they do not say what strains, that may be bad science if they do not define the strains of probiotics that were in the yogurt.

i wonder what mechanisms may be responsible for this.

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but they do not say what strains, that may be bad science if they do not define the strains of probiotics that were in the yogurt.

I'm sure the specific probiotic used is specified in the full article. But in any case, it's a good reason for me to not feel guilty about not liking yogurt. :D

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yea this is really interesting.

I'm very curious about more details too.

Probiotics have been Extremely helpful for my skin.

But i've been taking them in capsule form.

There's a few things I noticed that could "skew" the results.

They don't mention other ingredients in the yogurt.

There could have been sugar in either yogurt.

Either yogurt could have used pasteurized dairy.

Only women were used for the study. They didn't do a male test group. (probably irrelevant)

The strain used was Lactobacillus casei.

"conventional yogurt" usually has some live and active cultures already, so how many live organisms were added to the "probiotic yogurt". They're hardly ever a therapeutic dose.

They didn't check gut flora balance levels before and afterward?

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