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Probiotics beneficial for diarrhea

By | May 30th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Bacterial overgrowth can result in chronic diarrhea, especially for people who have undergone surgery to the intestines or bowels. Researchers from the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina looked at the effects of an oral probiotic treatment versus a placebo for patients with bacterial overgrowth-related chronic diarrhea. Twenty-two patients were sorted in a random, double-blind [...]

Probiotics shorten bouts of diarrhea

By | May 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

After a recent review of nine international studies, a researcher from the University of Washington reports that probiotics or “friendly bacteria” can shorten the duration of diarrhea in children. “Probiotics” is a general term to describe any of a number of beneficial bacteria strains found in the human digestive tract. Probiotic supplements contain cultures that [...]

Probiotics boost aging immune system

By | May 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Elderly people are at increased risk of infection due to the age-related decline in immune system function. In a recent study, scientists looked into how supplementing with probiotics might help improve immunity in the elderly. Probiotics, including Lactobacillus acidophilus, are beneficial bacteria found in the healthy digestive tract. These bacteria aid digestion, synthesize nutrients and [...]