Clinical indications for probiotics: an overview.

  title={Clinical indications for probiotics: an overview.},
  author={Barry R. Goldin and Sherwood L. Gorbach},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={46 Suppl 2},
  pages={S96-100; discussion S144-51}
Probiotic bacteria are used to treat or prevent a broad range of human diseases, conditions, and syndromes. In addition, there are areas of medical use that have been proposed for future probiotic applications. Randomized double-blind studies have provided evidence of probiotic effectiveness for the treatment and prevention of acute diarrhea and antibiotic-induced diarrhea, as well as for the prevention of cow milk-induced food allergy in infants and young children. Research studies have also… CONTINUE READING
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