As you might remember, last fall, Professor Stig Bengmark’s Synbiotics (a bacterial and fiber supplement for intestinal flora and the immune system) was chosen for use in a study at the Karolinska Institute (KI), in order to observe its effects on children with ADHD. Around that same time, we were busy interviewing Catharina Lavebratt, who was responsible for the KI study, to try and learn more about why she had chosen Stig’s synbiotics. She had an answer ready for us: Synbiotics had been found to have anti-inflammatory properties, and those properties were precisely what they wanted to study.
Fast forward to the present, where we have just received an email from Stig in which he tells us that the ongoing ADHD study at Karolinska is actually part of a Norwegian television program – one which features discussions about the importance of intestinal flora and how it relates to various diseases such as asthma, obesity and mental health. So exciting!
A very interesting program. Look for the exciting climax about thirteen minutes in, when Catharina and Stig’s synbiotics are introduced.
You can see the entire program here:
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