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Many of us live contradictory lives. Sitting in offices or stuck in traffic on the school run, the only exercise we get is when our ears prick up at the sound of yet another new food product promising us healthier guts and balanced bodies.

1st April, 2006

Many of us live contradictory lives. Sitting in offices or stuck in traffic on the school run, the only exercise we get is when our ears prick up at the sound of yet another new food product promising us healthier guts and balanced bodies.

Gut-enhancing, cholesterol-lowering, blood pressure-balancing probiotic yoghurt drinks are the food industry’s most obvious response to an obesity crisis that costs Ireland €40 million a year.

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