Thursday, May 08, 2014

Probiotics on the duration of illness for acute respiratory infection

In the April issue of British Journal of Nutrition, the effect of probiotics, specifically Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium strains, on the duration of acute respiratory infections in otherwise healthy children and adults was significant. There were significantly fewer numbers of days of illness per person, shorter illness episodes by almost a day, and fewer numbers of days absent from day care/school/work in participants who received a probiotic intervention than in those who had taken a placebo.

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