Probiotics may reduce depression, study reports

All seven studies that were reviewed showed 'promising' results , however, they were too small to draw conclusions, according to an expert

People who take probiotics alone or in combination with prebiotics may see a reduction in depression symptoms, a review suggests.

UK researchers examined data from seven studies that assessed the impact of at least one probiotic strain on adults with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression.

Four of the studies in the analysis looked at combinations of multiple strains of probiotics or prebiotics.

Across all the studies, researchers looked at 12 probiotic strains including Lactobacillus acidophilus,