Meta-analysis of probiotics for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{McFarland2008MetaanalysisOP,
  title={Meta-analysis of probiotics for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Lynne V McFarland and Sascha Dublin},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 17},
  pages={
          2650-61
        }
}
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic condition affecting 3%-25% of the general population. As no curative treatment is available, therapy is aimed at reducing symptoms, often with little success. Because alteration of the normal intestinal microflora has been observed in IBS, probiotics (beneficial microbes taken to improve health) may be useful in reducing symptoms. This paper systematically reviews randomized, controlled, blinded trials of probiotics for the treatment of IBS and… CONTINUE READING
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