Probiotics improve bowel movements in hospitalized elderly patients--the PROAGE study.

OBJECTIVE To determine the impact of probiotics on the prevention of problems with bowel movements malnutrition and infection. DESIGN A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING Peripheral Geriatric Hospital. PARTICIPANTS 243 elderly patients age ≥ 65 y who were hospitalized in a Geriatric Orthopedic Rehabilitation Department… CONTINUE READING