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Studies of probiotic supplements to manage constipation found that they may slow gut transit time, increase bowel movements and soften stools, according to a report by British researchers. Dr. Allan Walker at Harvard Medical School, a probiotics expert, said the evidence still is not enough to recommend a specific probiotic, but that probiotics overall could help deal with constipation and other health issues. Harvard Health Publications/Harvard Health Blog (8/21)