Should You be Taking Probiotics?

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Probiotics are currently one of the 'buzziest' health trends. Chatelaine interviewed, Peter Wall Distinguished Professor, Brett Finlay to determine if the excitement is justified. Dr. Finlay noted that the future of probiotics is undoubtedly promising, but the current lack of evidence doesn't allow for any substantial conclusions.   

Dr. B. Brett Finlay is a, UBC Peter Wall Distinguished Professor, a Professor in the Michael Smith Laboratories, and Co-Director and Senior Fellow of the CIFAR Humans and Microbes program. He is also co-author of the book Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World. Dr. Finlay is the author of over 500 publications in peer-reviewed journals and served as editor of several professional publications for many years.