Probiotics can help reduce diarrhea, IBS

11/7/2008 | Medscape (free registration)

A review of scientific data on probiotics found they may help reduce diarrhea and irritable bowel syndrome in adults and children, and atopic dermatitis in at-risk infants. Research showed probiotics reduced the risk for diarrhea at three days by 34% and the mean duration of diarrhea by about 30 hours. IBS patients using probiotic therapy had less pain and abdominal bloating, according to study data.

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