Probiotics

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Quiz: Do You Understand Probiotics?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
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1

Probiotics are a live organism.

Explanation:
Probiotics are a live organism mainly found in products that have been fermented, such as dairy products like yogurt and kefir. They’re also added to a variety of products such as acidophilus milk and cheese.
2

Lactobacillus is not an effective type of probiotic.

Explanation:
The types of probiotics that have been shown to be effective are Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium.
3

If you are going to choose a supplement, look for a product that contains one million live cells per dose.

Explanation:
There are a variety of probiotic supplements to choose from. If you are going to choose a supplement, look for a product that contains one billion live cells per dose.
4

Research shows that probiotics may reduce diarrhea.

Explanation:
Research shows that probiotics may reduce diarrhea, improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and prevent H. pylori (the cause of ulcers).
5

Women who take probiotics may have fewer yeast infections.

Explanation:
Women who take probiotics to restore the balance of microflora may be able to prevent or treat conditions such as yeast infections, urinary tract infections and bacterial vaginosis.