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Fighting Superbugs: Study looks at power of probiotics

By | June 24th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Can probiotics reduce infections in intensive-care hospital patients? This is the focus of a new clinical study at the Medical College of Georgia. Probiotics are the so-called “good bacteria” that help keep the intestinal tract and immune system healthy. They include Lactobacillus acidophilus, found naturally in live-culture yogurt and kefir, and in capsules at health [...]

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 [...]