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Take the Yogurt and Clear Away Toxic Metals!

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A research group from the Canadian Centre for Human Microbiome and Probiotics has successfully produced a probiotic yogurt containing Lactobacillus rhamnosus bacteria that has a high binding affinity with toxic heavy metals. This characteristic of the bacteria was tested for the possibility of preventing heavy metals in food from being absorbed when ingested. In collaboration with the Western Heads East organization, the team had distributed the yogurt produced under a network of community kitchens in Mwanza, Tanzania to a group of pregnant women and children for study. The study observed that the probiotic yogurt has significant protective effect against mercury and arsenic in the pregnant women, which indicates its potential in decreasing negative developmental effects in fetus and newborns.
Date & Source: October 7, 2014, Environmental News Network