Probiotics beneficial for diarrhea

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 [...]

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Probiotics shorten bouts of diarrhea

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 shorten bouts of diarrhea 2015-09-09T13:52:22+00:00

Probiotics boost aging immune system

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 [...]

Probiotics boost aging immune system 2015-09-09T13:52:23+00:00

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