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What is Bifidobacterium?

Bifidobacterium is a type of bacterium that naturally lives in the human colon. It is known as a helpful bacterium because it helps prevent disease by providing a microbial barrier to infection. Bifidobacteria also produce antimicrobial substances that have activity against many disease-causing organisms. It is found in cheese and yogurt.

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