Probiotic milk may reduce pre-eclampsia and premature birth risk

According to a Scandinavian study inBMJ Open, pregnant women who drink probiotic milk are less likely to suffer some pregnancy complications. Reuters
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(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who drink milk containing probiotic “friendly” bacteria are less likely to have premature births or pre-eclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy, suggests a Scandinavian study.
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