Probiotics in Allergy Management

  title={Probiotics in Allergy Management},
  author={Jon a. Vanderhoof},
  journal={Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition},
  • J. Vanderhoof
  • Published 1 November 2008
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
The gut contains a diverse bacterial flora that is acquired at birth and has a number of physiological functions. Administration of prebiotics or probiotics may favourably alter this gut microflora. Prebiotics are poorly digested oligosaccharides that promote the growth of desirable bacteria and may have other beneficial gastrointestinal and systemic effects. Probiotics are “helpful” human bacteria that provide a variety of health benefits when administered exogenously. Probiotics produce… 

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