Effects of a kefir supplement on symptoms, colonic transit, and bowel satisfaction score in patients with chronic constipation: a pilot study.

  title={Effects of a kefir supplement on symptoms, colonic transit, and bowel satisfaction score in patients with chronic constipation: a pilot study.},
  author={Ilker Turan and {\"O}zden Dedeli and Serhat Bor and Tankut Ilter},
  journal={The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology},
  volume={25 6},
  • I. Turan, Özden Dedeli, T. Ilter
  • Published 13 January 2015
  • Medicine
  • The Turkish journal of gastroenterology : the official journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
BACKGROUND/AIMS Although probiotics have been extensively studied in irritable bowel syndrome, data on the impact of probiotics on chronic constipation are scarce. We aimed to evaluate the effects of kefir, which is a probiotic fermented milk product, on the symptoms, colonic transit, and bowel satisfaction scores of patients with chronic constipation. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty consecutive patients with functional constipation according to the Rome II criteria were divided into two groups… 

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