Eating probiotic yoghurt is known to calm troubled tummies - now scientists have found it could boost virility as well.
They discovered these mice had testicles that were five per cent higher than other mice on a normal diet and 15 per cent heavier than junk-eating males.
In mating experiments the yoghurt-eating males inseminated their partners more quickly and produced more young than control mice.
Yoghurt-fed female mice benefited too - they had larger litters and were more successful at weaning their pups.
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