Probiotics’ Efficacy Too Specific For General Look In ’60 Minutes’ Segment Critical Of Category
A recent segment of CBS News “60 Minutes” discussing potential health benefits from probiotics was highly criticized by groups including the Consumer Healthcare Products Association, the Council for Responsible Nutrition, the Natural Products Association and the International Probiotics Association.
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