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Probiotics have received a lot of press over the past several years, and there is more and more scientific evidence to support all of the hype. Probiotics aid digestion and keep your gut moving, which helps reduce bloating and discomfort. They also boost your immune system and are particularly beneficial to women’s health. A 2006 study by Stanford University found that the intestinal bacteria in obese people differs from that of normal-weight people, supporting the theory that probiotics may aid in reaching and maintaining a healthy weight.

New evidence is also showing that probiotics before and after weight loss surgery can have a positive impact. Probiotics have been shown to decrease bacterial overgrowth, improve gut motility, and improve vitamin B12 absorption. In some patients it has also been shown to increase weight loss after surgery! Read more about the vitamins, minerals, and supplements Dr. Clark recommends here.

If you would like more information about how Anchorage Bariatrics can help you with a customized weight loss solution, would like to attend a free informational seminar or our Monthly Support Group, please call us at 907-644-THIN.

Our next support group is June 7! Support groups are FREE and open to everyone, so please join us. The topic will be Body Contouring After Weight Loss, and our guest speaker is Dr. Dan Suver, from Plastic Surgeons of Alaska. The meeting will be from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM in the Willow Room (adjacent to the cafeteria) at Providence Hospital. Click here to register!