Beneficial effects of long-term consumption of a probiotic combination of Lactobacillus casei Shirota and Bifidobacterium breve Yakult may persist after suspension of therapy in lactose-intolerant patients.

@article{Almeida2012BeneficialEO,
  title={Beneficial effects of long-term consumption of a probiotic combination of Lactobacillus casei Shirota and Bifidobacterium breve Yakult may persist after suspension of therapy in lactose-intolerant patients.},
  author={Camila Casuccio Almeida and S{\^o}nia Let{\'i}cia Silva Lorena and C{\'e}lia Regina Pavan and Helena Midori Imamura Akasaka and Maria Aparecida Mesquita},
  journal={Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={27 2},
  pages={247-51}
}
BACKGROUND The efficacy of some probiotic strains for the management of lactose intolerance remains to be established. AIM To evaluate the effects of a 4-week consumption of a probiotic product containing Lactobacillus casei Shirota and Bifidobacterium breve Yakult (10(7)-10(9) CFU of each strain) on symptoms and breath hydrogen exhalation after a lactose load in lactose-intolerant patients and whether the beneficial results persisted after probiotic discontinuation. METHODS Twenty-seven… CONTINUE READING
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