A new study claims that the regular consumption of probiotics could help accelerate weight loss in women.

Published jointly out of food and yogurt giant Nestlé and Université Laval in Quebec, the research suggests that obese women who add probiotics to their diet plan — most commonly found in yogurt — could lose twice as much weight as those who don’t.

Based on the premise that the intestinal flora of obese people differs from thin people — likely due to a diet high in fat and low in fibre — scientists set out to see if the consumption of “good bacteria” could help reset the balance of gut microbiota.

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