A systematic review of the safety of probiotics.

  title={A systematic review of the safety of probiotics.},
  author={Tina Didari and Sara Solki and Shilan Mozaffari and Shekoufeh Nikfar and Mohammad Abdollahi},
  journal={Expert opinion on drug safety},
  volume={13 2},
INTRODUCTION There is growing evidence on the use of probiotics in various diseases, especially in gastrointestinal (GI) diseases. Although probiotics have been found helpful in many illnesses, they do not always seem to be safe. Through interference with commensal microflora, they can result in opportunistic performances in the host due to bacterimia and fungemia. Since considerable numbers of consumers use probiotic products worldwide, assurance of safety of these products is necessary… CONTINUE READING
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