Introduction: The relationship between the microbiota in the gut and the etiology (cause) of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is becoming increasingly clear. IBS is one of the most common gastrointestinal conditions, and more common in women. It is characterized by abdominal discomfort or pain and variable types of other symptoms including episodic diarrhea and/or constipation, […]
Category Archive for 'Probiotics'
A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted using twelve electronic databases to evaluate the evidence for probiotics in the prevention and treatment of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). Studies that used one or more species of live microorganisms of Lactobacillus species, Bifidobacterium, Saccharomyces, Streptococcus, Enterococcus and/or Bacillus were included. Randomized trials were included if the probiotics were […]
This randomized, double-blind trial of children was conducted in women who received probiotic milk or placebo from 36 weeks of pregnancy to 3 months postpartum during breastfeeding. Women were given 250 mL of probiotic low fat fermented milk or 250 mL placebo skimmed fermented milk per day. The probiotic milk contained Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (LGG), […]