Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Two tidbits in the news today

  • Lactobacillus and other probiotic strains are now being used for infantile colic. As many as 28% of newborn infants experience colic. Some experts believe that abnormal gut flora might be responsible. New clinical research shows that giving a specific Lactobacillus strains of 100 million CFUs daily minimum can significantly reduce daily crying time in colicky infants.
  • Cranberry is not just for women with urinary tract infections anymore. Men with symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) might also benefit from cranberry. A preliminary clinical trial shows that taking cranberry powder 500 mg three times daily significantly reduces BPH symptoms and lowers prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels after 6 months of treatment

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