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Probiotics may ease constipation

Posted August 21, 2014, 11:31 am, Updated March 09, 2015, 9:43 am Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter Probiotics, the beneficial bacteria found in yogurt and other cultured foods, have long been touted for their ability to ease digestive woes. Drug stores and supermarkets feature arrays of different probiotic supplements, often containing Lactobacillus or Bifidobacterium, two of the most commonly used species of bacteria. …

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