Probiotics and inflammatory bowel disease: from fads and fantasy to facts and future.

@article{Shanahan2002ProbioticsAI,
  title={Probiotics and inflammatory bowel disease: from fads and fantasy to facts and future.},
  author={F Shanahan},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={88 Suppl 1},
  pages={S5-9}
}
  • F Shanahan
  • Published 2002 in The British journal of nutrition
Probiotic therapy is attracting the renewed interest of clinicians and basic investigators from a variety of traditional research disciplines. While the theoretical rationale for modifying the commensal flora of the gastrointestinal tract in specific circumstances appears sound and requires scientific pursuit, the field of probiotics has been clouded by exaggerated claims from some quarters. In general, many of the claims for therapeutic efficacy have not been well substantiated, but the field… CONTINUE READING

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